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Mesquite Beans and How to Harvest and Use Them

Mesquite trees are found in northern Mexico throughout the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts, and as far north as southern Kansas, west to the Colorado Desert in California, and east to parts of Texas

These deciduous trees can reach a height of 20 to 30 ft although in most of their range they are shrub size. They have narrow leaves 2.0 to 3.0 inches long. Twigs have a characteristic zigzag form.

The bean pods of the mesquite can be dried and ground into Mesquite flour, adding a sweet, nutty taste to breads, or used to make jelly.

The Native Americans made a type of flat bread from mesquite flour.  …

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