Efficient Native Flour: Mesquite

mesquite flour

Not many people know that the pods from the mesquite tree can be ground into a flour. It’s a traditional Native American food — the flour has a distinct warm and spicy flavor. The mesquite tree grows in the desert regions throughout the world, and it can be found from central Texas to southeastern California and Utah.


Cocina deVega sells “Sweet Peruvian” mesquite flour for $6.95 / lb. The San Pedro Mesquite Company sells Namibian mesquite flour for $10.95 / lb. They also have a downloadable e-book full of mesquite recipe ideas, and here are some more recipes.

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