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Mesquite

(məskēt`), city (1990 pop. 101,484), Dallas co., N Tex., a suburb of Dallas; inc. 1887. Manufacturing includes industrial power supplies, building materials, and medical equipment. The city's population increased by more than 50% between 1980 and 1990, and it continues to be one of the fastest-growing U.S. cities. An annual rodeo is held there every October.

mesquite

(mĭskēt`, mĕs`kēt), any plant of the genus Prosopis, leguminous spiny trees or shrubs of the family Leguminosae (pulsepulse,
in botany, common name for members of the Fabaceae (Leguminosae), a large plant family, called also the pea, or legume, family. Numbering about 650 genera and 17,000 species, the family is third largest, after the asters and the orchids.
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 family), native to tropical and subtropical regions. The seed pods of P. juliflora, a common mesquite, contain a sweet pulp eaten by numerous mammals, including domestic livestock. The mesquite still provides a staple food for many people in Mexico, who grind the bean pod into meal for bread and also use it to make a fermented beverage. The flowers are an excellent honey source. The stems yield a gum somewhat like gum arabic; the very durable wood is valued for fence posts and fuel. The charcoal of the wood is used for grilling foods. Mesquites, which grow in barren sites unsuited to most crops, are good water indicators; their roots may penetrate 50 to 60 ft (15–18 m) into the earth to find moisture. Mesquites are a characteristic part of the vegetation in arid western regions of the Americas (e.g., the chaparralchaparral
, type of plant community in which shrubs are dominant. It occurs usually in regions having from 10 to 20 in. (25–50 cm) of rainfall annually and with a Mediterranean-type climate.
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 of the SW United States). Mesquite is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Leguminosae.
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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.

mesquite

[mə′skēt]
(botany)
Any plant of the genus Prosopis, especially P. juliflora, a spiny tree or shrub bearing sugar-rich pods; an important livestock feed.
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D Carlos, en su Real Cedula de 1679, habla de las borracheras de los indios londonenses, manifestando entre los motivos fundados de la traslacion, los inconvenientes que resultan de asistir en ella y particularmente el de continuar los indios la idolatria antigua y otros vicios de embriagues que exercitahan con brebaxes fuertes que hacian de la algarroba que habia abundancia en aquella jurisdiccion y huian de los espanoles, y ministros espirituales que les ensenaban la doctrina, y administraban los Santos Sacramentos .
Numerosas horticolas como el melon (Cucumis melo), la calabaza (Cucurbita sp, Lagenaria siceraria), el rabano (Raphanus sativus), la escorzonera (Scorzonera hispanica) o la espinaca (Spinacia oleracea), frutales como el membrillero (Cydonia oblonga), el guindo (Prunus cerasus) o el gervo (Sorbus domestica), leguminosas de grano como la almorta (Lathyrus sativus), el altramuz (Lupinus albus), las algarrobas (Vicia articulata) o los yeros (Vicia ervilia), textiles y productoras de fibras como el canamo (Cannabis sativa) o el lino (Linum usitatissimum subsp.
Cordeu, Edgardo y Siffredi, Alejandra, De la algarroba al algodon.
Cada uno de los animales fue sometido a una alimentacion secuencial con cuatro raciones con niveles crecientes de algarroba (0, 20.
El estudio reciente de estos restos de algarroba procurando identificar en los mismos senales de procesamiento, indican que en ambos casos hay indicios de confeccion de harinas y bebidas frescas y/o fermentadas a partir de los mismos, al igual que la posible presencia de formas hibridas y la exclusividad del algarrobo blanco en los restos antes mencionados (Capparelli y Lema 2011).
These are ones that are displayed outside the building but within the premises, so that they are in the open air and can be seen without entering the premises, for example the building of residences on the street Calle Algarroba in Cordoba (Fig.
Son ejemplos las experiencias, a lo largo de las distintas provincias y organizaciones campesinas, de produccion y procesamiento: los sistemas silvopastoriles, las fabricas de dulce y conservas, las de chacinados, el encadenamiento productivo (vino, tomate, oliva, quesos, harina de algarroba, hierbas medicinales, yerba mate, miel de monte, balanceado para animales de granja, cultivos andinos e hilados, horticultura y ganaderia comunitaria (mayor y menor).
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Cordeu, Edgardo Jorge y Siffredi, Alejandra, De la Algarroba al Algodon.
Es interesante mencionar aqui lo senalado por Villarino (1972 [1782-83]:94) en cuanto a que los tehuelches no hacian ninguna bebida, a diferencia de los manzaneros que la producian con manzanas y algarroba.
Si bien las condiciones de hallazgo de estos restos descartan que las fracturas y fisuras se deban a pisoteo o agentes fisicos de alto impacto, el total de restos de este taxon no se asemeja a otros conjuntos arqueologicos que resultan del procesamiento de vainas de algarroba (Capparelli & Lema, 2011; Lema et al.