Mesquite powder in wooden spoon over a mesquite heap

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Mesquite powder in wooden spoon over a mesquite heap

By Amy Grant Of mesquite, many of us only know about the slow burning wood that makes for a great barbeque. That’s only the tip of the iceberg, though. What else can mesquite be used for? Really, you can almost name it since mesquite tree uses are many and varied. Mesquite trees are even known to have several health benefits. Mesquite Tree Info Mesquite trees came about in the Pleistocene era along with such giant herbivores as mammoths, mastodons, and ground sloths. These animals ate the pods of the mesquite tree and dispersed them. After their extermination, water and weather were left to scarify the seeds, disperse, and germinate them, but survive they did. The mesquite is now one of the most common trees of the southwestern United States and into parts of Mexico. A member of the legume family including peanuts, alfalfa, clover and beans, mesquite is perfectly suited

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