Spp. Prosopis pallida
Sweet, neutral. Antifungal, antimicrobial, astringent, antiseptic, antispasmodic.
Mesquite is sweet and contains about 30% sucrose and produces a sweet flavor in cooking, desserts and breads as well as teas, coffees and other beverages. Mesquite traditionally has been used to stabilize blood sugar levels, rid food poisoning, and settle stomach distress.