Roots and pods

Organic Mesquite powder


Prosopis pallida

This wonderful thick and leafy tree grows in deserts found in northern Peru. lt can also be found on a smaller scale in the Argentine Chaco and in Formosa in southern Chile. In general, it appears throughout America, in different proportions.
Both the bark and the pods of the mesquite plant have been used far many, many years. The Native Peruvians used ground up mesquite pods far flour and as a natural sweetener. The mesquite tree can reach up to 1 O meters in height. lt bears a sweet flavored bean-shaped fruit with an approximate size of 20 to 30 cms. and contains seeds with a weight of about 200 mg. each.
Many people describe mesquite powder as having a rich, caramel-like taste, which is why it's often used as a natural sweetener.


  • Mesquite is High in Fiber: lts powder is abundant in soluble fiber that is absolutely essential for a smooth digestion and healthy gut flora. A fiber efficient diet can boost your immune system and keep colon disease and cancer away.
  • Mesquite Has A Low Glycemic Index: Though mesquite is an excellent natural sweetener, it has a very low glycemic index because of all the fiber that slows down its absorption rate. lt does not cause blood sugar spikes and doesn't need insulin to be broken down, making it perfect for those with diabetes and blood sugar issues.
  • Mesquite is rich in a variety of Vitamins: Such as B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin) and pro vitamin A (beta-carotene) and minerals, such as potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, silicon and iron.
  • Mesquite Can Boost Your Immune System: lt contains lots of zinc, which is great for boosting your immune system and helping with recovery from illness.

Wholesale of Mesquite in Peruvian Nature

Part used:





Mesquite powder


  • Seasonality
Available all year round
Uses and applications:

Sweetener | Smoothies | Cereal bars | Baked groods | Desserts




Calcium, Fiber, Iron, Omega 3, Potassium, Vegetal protein, Vitamin B, Zinc

Quality and product certificates:

  • USDA Organic

  • Organic Europe

  • Control union certifications for peruvian superfoods

    Japanese Agricultural Standard

  • Kosher Peru

  • Good Manufacturing Practice

  • NSF HACCP certifications for peruvian superfoods


  • BRCGS Global Food Safety certification

Fair Trade of Mesquite for responsible consumption

At Peruvian Nature we work permanently following and complying with the principles and requirements of Fair Trade. Year after year we share with all our stakeholders our actions as company that does fair trade in Peru (If you want to know more, click on Sustainability Report 2021).

What is Fair Trade?

It is a commercial system based on dialogue, transparency and respect, which seeks greater equity in international trade, paying special attention to social and environmental criteria. "Fair trade contributes to sustainable development by offering better commercial conditions and ensuring the rights of disadvantaged producers and workers, especially in the South." (World Fair Trade Organization, WFTO)


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