One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An edible pod from the mesquite, used especially to produce flour or as animal fodder.
- ‘Now my small property has an exceptional crop of mesquite beans every year.’
- ‘A good supply of mesquite beans or cakes could be traded to other Cahuilla families for other foods.’
- ‘Milling is a process by which the mesquite beans are pulverized into a protein rich powder very similar to flour.’
- ‘They remained with them eight months until the mesquite bean ripened, when they took up their travels westward.’
- ‘Native Americans have long used mesquite beans to make numerous delicacies and a few staples.’
- ‘You will be encouraged to pound mesquite beans into flour, to make a yucca brush, and to twist agave fibers into twine at stations along the Plants and People of the Sonoran Desert Trail.’
- ‘The Urban Farm in Phoenix is sponsoring a mesquite bean grinding program.’
- ‘Exfoliating wild mesquite bean meal and skin soothing oatmeal enrich this scrubby tan bar scented with a warm and earthy patchouli essential oil blend.’
- ‘The insects will feed on the seeds, and many commercial mesquite bean growers are dismayed at their presence.’
- ‘Grilling spices are everywhere but nowhere can you find a better mesquite flavor than with 100% natural mesquite meal or mesquite bean pods.’
- ‘I've read that by mid-summer, mesquite beans make up something like 80% of a coyote's diet.’
- ‘People find themselves shin-deep in mesquite beans they don't know what to do with, and some of us feel guilty throwing them into the landfill.’
- ‘They grind the entire mesquite bean and produce a meal that is 11 percent to 17 percent protein.’
- ‘The mesquite beans have been an essential food source for Native Americans for centuries.’
- ‘Grind mesquite beans with a mortar and pestle until they reach a flour-like consistency.’
- ‘There really isn't a lot of research on how long a mesquite bean will survive and under what conditions.’
- ‘Harvesting mesquite bean pods for food promotes economic health for communities in desert regions and promotes conservation of natural resources.’
- ‘Made from extracting the juice from the mesquite bean pods that grow abundantly in our southwestern desert.’
- ‘Cattle primarily are affected by mesquite beans, although goats are also known to be affected.’
- ‘But the mesquite bean has a very low oil content and the kernel which would contain the oil is not eaten.’
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