The Mesquite tree is a leguminous tree of the genus Prosopis. It can reach 15 meters and produces crooked pods about 20 centimeters long. Some of the areas of Mexico, such as the Valle del Mezquital, receive their name due to the cultivation of this tree, a fact that has recently been put on alert because this species has a fairly slow growth and the high demand has led to massive felling. , which increases the risk of deforestation in the area. Mesquite is a tree from Mexico from which almost everything is used, especially its legume, which is used to create a kind of flour rich in protein and with great sweetening power, and which is suitable for coeliacs and diabetics.