An edible pod from the mesquite that can be eaten whole, used to produce flour, or fed to animals.
- A good supply of mesquite beans or cakes could be traded to other Cahuilla families for other foods.
- There really isn't a lot of research on how long a mesquite bean will survive and under what conditions.
- 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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