Mesquite Powder


  • Our raw organic Mesquite Powder hails from Peru, where it has been used as a staple food for centuries by desert dwellers. It has an incredibly low GI of 25 which helps to maintain stable blood sugar and energy levels. It also has a very high natural protein content at 16%, as well as a high mineral content with significant quantities of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc. Per 100g, our mesquite has an impressive 5 times the iron of beef, 5 times the calcium of cow's milk, and 30% more magnesium than fish. It's also low in carbohydrate, low in fat, and rich in the amino acid lysine.

    Mesquite has a delicious sweet taste with a slightly nutty wild flavour and a hint of caramel. Our mesquite is comprised 100% of whole ground pods and has a high level of dietary fibre, another reason why it has such a low GI rating. It therefore takes a long time for the body to process, giving you long-lasting energy and reducing hunger for a sustained period.
  • Sweet and caramel-like, Mesquite makes a brilliant addition to cakes, ice cream, and raw desserts. It's also fantastic sprinkled on your favourite breakfast cereal, or mixed in with your bircher muesli. It works perfectly as a natural whole food protein powder, and can be added to smoothies to give a delicious creamy depth and roundness of flavour. It blends particularly well with our raw Cacao and Maca.

    You can also use it as a partial flour substitute in baking and pancakes to increase the protein content, lower the GI, and increase the overall nutritional value. Or try making this delicious healthy caramel sauce.
  • Raw Vegan Vegetarian
    Paleo Gluten Free Dairy Free
    Nut Free Sugar Free Soy Free
    Certified Organic Cruelty Free Made in NZ
  • Raw Mesquite Powder*

    *Certified Organic Ingredient
    Australian Certified Organic
  • "I've been using Mesquite as my protein powder to add to smoothies. It has a delicious malty caramel flavour, and really makes the whole smoothie taste more creamy and delicious."

    - Alicia Chung (Wellington, New Zealand)

    "I'm loving the combo of Mesquite combined with Lucuma. I tried your idea of mixing them with coconut nectar too, and it's my new favourite 'treat' sauce! So delicious."

    - Phoebe Walker (Brisbane, Australia)
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  • Lifefoods is 100% New Zealand owned and operated from beautiful Christchurch in the South Island. They are passionate about healthy food, and truly believe that health is directly related to what people eat. Lifefoods believe that in order to have optimum health, a diet that has an abundance of raw super foods is essential, as it's a sure fire way to boost your immune system and to give you an abundance of energy. It's amazing how much difference eating 'real food' makes to a persons general well being. Lifefood's mission is to create a community of like minded people. At Be Good Organics, we're proud to be part of that community.

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