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MESQUITE

Not to be confused with Mosquito, two very different things

Organic Mesquite powder is rich in several vitamins and amino acids. Mesquite contains high levels of calcium, which is important for maintaining healthy hair and skin.

Acne occurs from a combination of bacteria, oil (sebum) and dead skin cells that get trapped in hair follicles and thereby clogging pores. Many factors can contribute to acne breakouts, however, several nutrients show indications of helping you control acne. One of these amino acids is called Lysine. Organic Mesquite powder is a very rich natural source of Lysine. Moreover, research found that Lysine helps build collagen in the source. Collagen is the structure responsible for your skin’s elasticity and firmness.

Our Mesquite originates from Peru where the tree, prosopis pallida, is called “Huarango”. These trees are of essence to their ecosystem with their roots sometimes growing up to 50m long, touching deep groundwater. This makes life possible in dryer areas as well. Our Mesquite comes from the northeast coast of Peru in Piura which is an area that promotes field extension i.e. scientific research within agriculture. Our local sourcing partner works hand by hand with the “Ignacio Távara Pasapera” Farmers Community, helping farmers receive organic certification for more than 100 hectares of the 1000 that are under the Forest Management Plan, approved by the Technical Forest Administration of Piura. The farmers of Piura harvest November to March as well as June and July.