Mesquite powder is made from collecting the ripened seed pods of the mesquite tree, and grinding into a fine powder. Earth Circle Organics mesquite powder is organically grown in traditional farms in Argentina, and processed 100% raw and organic. Mesquite powder is a high protein powder, rich in the essential amino acid lysine. Lysine is a protein building block, and plays a major role in calcium absorption, building muscle, and helping the body to recover from injury. Mineral-rich mesquite powder contains healthy amounts of calcium, magnesium, potassium, and iron, while remaining very low in sodium and fat. Mesquite has a naturally sweet flavor, and its sugars are derived from natural fructose instead of other potentially harmful varieties of sugars. With its sweet, molasses like flavor, with occasional hints of caramel, mesquite is perfect in smoothies or even sprinkled over ice cream. With its smoky, malty taste mesquite also pairs very well with chocolate and vanilla flavors in deserts. Mesquite also works well as a partial flour substitute for an aromatic and unique flavor in sweet and savory recipes. Earth Circle Organics believes that the integrity of our food is one of the most important aspects of our lives. That is why our food is grown at standards that some would consider "beyond" fair trade, from farmers & suppliers who operate with respect for their land and their products. At ECO we strive to create the best experience for our customers and we appreciate the importance of living a harmonious and holistic lifestyle. As a grass roots importer, distributor, and manufacturer we take exceptional care in providing the highest quality raw and organic foods to consumers. Earth Circle Organics is committed to sustainability, service, and integrity in the raw food supply chain. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.