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07-22-2005, 06:00 PM
Please excuse my lack of knowledge on this... but what is it and how is it used?!
I've seen it in recipes but am not sure of the flavor it would add or why it would be used. Thank you!
07-23-2005, 09:31 AM
Bumping this up!
07-23-2005, 01:18 PM
Hi, Cinnamon :),
It's hard to describe...
Initially, just the name "mesquite" made me think it would be a deep, smokey flavor -- it's not. As a matter of fact, it's pretty sweet; it does have and add a richness.
It has a smooth-like texture (it's a powder, but this is the sensation).
Only thing I can tell you is it's best in carob/chocolate recipes. I used it in chocolate puddings, smoothies, shakes, etc., and did not need as much sweetener, at that. I also find the flavor pretty strong.
It is not recommended in large amounts so it would be an additive as opposed to something upon which to base a recipe.
Sorry, I can't give you a direct example of what it tastes like; it's a unique flavor. Ever had maca? It's that same deal: you would only add a bit to a recipe.
Read about it and its origins here: http://www.naturalzing.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=170
Hope this helped a bit :)
07-23-2005, 02:30 PM
Thank you so much Jaurequi, yes you did help very much! I wondered about it having a smokey flavor and if it did why would anyone want it in a chocolate dessert! Now I know, it is more sweet so that makes sense. I will have to get some to try, always wanting to try out new products! Thank you for the link too, I will enjoy reading more about it!
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