Harvesting Mesquite Flour at the University of Arizona: A Case Study in Local Innovative Food Production
mesquite pod harvesting
mesquite bean harvesting
local food production
university of arizona green fund
university of arizona office of sustainability
InstructorKeith, Ladd; Iuliano, Joey
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe mesquite-harvesting project at the University of Arizona was in practice from 2011-2013. During the development of the project, students, faculty, and staff were engaged in harvesting, designing harvesting methods, milling, baking, researching, and selling mesquite flour at the campus. After discovering a common toxin in mesquite-pods, a strict harvesting method was obtained and followed throughout the seasons. However, because of the high-maintenance process of harvesting, the mesquite-harvesting project at the University of Arizona could not economically sustain on campus, and therefore, had to come to an end. This document explains the process of harvesting, the research of aflatoxin, best practices, and other events that happened during the UA mesquite-harvesting project.
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