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mesquite

An airy desert tree with delicate leaves and long bean-shaped seed pods that are ground up into meal (powder) and has been used as staple food for centuries by desert dwellers. High protein, minerals, with good quantities of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc, lots of amino acid lysine with a sweet rich molasses-like flavor with a hint of caramel- blends well into smoothies, especially those made w cacao and maca. The indians loved this multi-use tree. Immature pods can be eaten or heated like vegetables. Dry, older pods can be ground into powder for flour or even a sugar substitute (they are 16% sugar) that’s why they taste so great. I simply just bite off a piece of the hardened pod and spit out the seeds.(not necessary when young and soft) Flowers can be eaten raw. The sticky tree resin can be eaten like gum. Don’t eat moldy pods- watch for black spots. Mesquite has antibacterial qualities. When damaged, the tree can sprout multiple trunks and continue growing.

Prosopis

 

a genus of trees and shrubs of the family Mimosa-ceae. The plants are often thorny and sometimes leafless. The leaves are twice paripinnate, and the small, five-parted flowers are in axillary racemes or, sometimes, in heads. The fruit is a linear indehiscent pod. There are about 40 species, distributed in the subtropics and tropics of both hemispheres, predominantly in the Americas. In the Azerbaijan SSR, P. juliflora is cultivated. A tree reaching 12 m in height, it has fragrant greenish yellow flowers. Its fruits are edible pods and measure up to 23 cm long. Plants of the genus Lagonychium are often assigned to the genus Prosopis.

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The highest NDF was observed in Prosopis cineraria and Acacia nilotica besides lowest was observed in Haloxylon recurvum.
Se observaron diferencias en el tipo de porosidad en las especies (Esenbeckia berlandieri, Prosopis juliflora y Randia sp.
2014) las mieles de la legion chaquena se caracterizan por la presencia de polen de la familia Fabaceae, especialmente los generos Prosopis y Acacia, siendo este ultimo importante en la produccion de mieles monofloras; si bien nuestros resultados concuerdan con estos hallazgos en el sentido de que Fabaceae mostro el mayor IF, no se han registrado mieles monofloras del genero Acacia, evidenciandose en el IE que resulto menor a 1.
Most pollen types are clearly grouped by families and Prosopis pollen was significantly closer to propolis samples collected in both study sites (P <0.
The impact of over grazing would be most pronounced in top forage species such as Ziziphus nummularia, Salvadora oleoides, Prosopis cineraria etc.
Apesar da carencia de informacoes cientificas acerca da eficiencia e dos possiveis efeitos nocivos a saude e ao meio ambiente, agricultores e pecuaristas vem utilizando, de forma empirica, diversas tecnicas e produtos para combater a invasora Prosopis juliflora.
En las areas planas mas altas del establecimiento (figura 6A), ubicadas en cota 69 msnm se encuentra la Serie Garat, que reune las mejores condiciones de conservacion de los bosques nativos, dado por la dominancia de bosques virgenes altos y abiertos con Prosopis affinis e islotes de Prosopis nigra (figuras 5 y 6A).
Los datos de las localidades del Prosopis pallida fueron obtenidos a partir de una investigacion elaborada previamente (Cuentas, 2015), al igual que las localidades de Pycnophyllum spathulatum (Timana, 2005).
Ground Prosopis juliflora pods as feed ingredient in poultry diet: effects on nutrient intake, muscle fatty acid composition, sensory quality and hematology of broilers.