This plant is located in the Mountain range of Peru reaching a size of between 2 to 5 meters in height. It is an indehiscent oblong sheath that measures approximately 10 cm long by 3 cm wide. When ripe, it takes on a reddish colour and contains pods with 4 to 7 ovoid and flat seeds of dark colour. It has a high content of protein and dietary fiber that is used as a protein or dietary food.
Roots and pods
Tara proteinCaesalpinia spinosa
|Part used: Pod||Region: Highlands|
Tara protein powder.
|Uses and applications: Protein supplements, baked goods and drinks.|
|Properties: amino acids, fiber, glucosilonates, protein, vitamins|