Super Roots Super Mesquite


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Basic information

The superfood mesquite belongs to the cultural and culinary heritage of Piura, in northern Peru. Its roots can reach down to aquifers, meaning it can dot the most arid landscapes of the north with its towering foliage of up to 65 feet tall. Sweet and highly nutritional, its botanical name is Prosopis pallida.

Seasonal availability

Harvest: after the fifth or sixth year, the tree produces 40 to 60 kilograms of fruit.

Human health benefits

Super mesquite is a natural energizer that can be eaten by children, athletes and the elderly. This food is gluten-free, and its soluble fiber content is good for intestinal flora because it helps get rid of harmful bacteria. The product cleanses the body of heavy metals and radioactive substances.

High in vitamin A, mesquite also helps lower blood sugar levels and builds strong bones and teeth. It can also help fight exhaustion, contribute to healthier skin and hair, stimulate breast milk and help keep a steady heart rate.


Nutritional value

Componentes / Components Por 100g /
Per 100g
Humedad / Moisture 10,4
Materia seca / Dry matter 89,6
Proteínas / Proteins 9,8
Fibra / Fiber 15,9
Grasa / Fat 1,1
Carbohidratos / Carbohydrates 59,4
Ceniza / Ash 3,3
Calcio / Calcium 0,5
Fósforo / Phosphorus 0,2

Geographical distribution