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Mesquite bean powder

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The bean pods of the mesquite can be dried and ground into flour, adding a sweet, nutty taste to breads, or used to make jelly or wine.

When used in baking, the mesquite bean flour is used in combination with other flours – substitute ¼ cup-to-½ cup mesquite flour in each cup grain flour.

Mesquite bean flour is used in breads, pancakes, muffins, cakes and even cookies. Mesquite powder is also high in calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc, and is rich in the amino acid lysine.

It is important to note that the bean has a low amount of an anti-nutrition protein that interferes with enzymes that convert proteins into amino acids (called trypsin inhibitors) as well as Phytohemagglutinins. It is unwise to eat these beans raw; they should be cooked to destroy these harmful proteins.

In Chinese:牧豆树豆粉
British (UK) term: Mesquite bean powder
en français:poudre de haricots Mesquite
en español:polvo de haba de mezquite

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