Monday, May 20, 2013


Mesquite is a desert tree that is classified as a legume, just like lentils and beans. These abundant flowers turn into long edible pods and beans. Unfortunately, all this natural food goes to waste in most urban plantings of the trees where the pods and beans are considered a nuisance rather than a food source. That is the case with a lot of food plants in the Southwest.

1 comment:

  1. I never knew that, I only though mesquite was used for grilling steaks.