The Sonoran Desert takes up over 100,000 square miles and covers parts of two states and two countries: the southern parts of Arizona and California in the United States and large parts of the states of Sonora, Baja California Norte and Baja California Sur in Mexico.
Three "nurse" trees provide shelter and food for many Sonoran Desert inhabitants...as well as pollen for Bees!
The Desert Ironwood grows only in the Sonoran Desert. It provides shelter and creates a pea pod that serves as food for many animals.
Mesquite is the second of the nurse trees and plays a large part in the survival of saguaro cactus and other succulents. It produces a seed pod that provides nourishment to dozens of wild life species. Native Americans used mesquite pods as a staple as well; making tea, syrup, mesquite meal from the pods
Palo Verde is the third nurse tree and is the primary protector of the saguaro cactus. It’s also the most plentiful of the three nurse trees. The seed pods are a great source of nutrition for wild life. The seeds and flowers were a food source of the Seri Indians who also made necklaces from the seeds and red dye from the flowers.
Locally grown and harvested honey, is made by bees in or near the environment you live. They gather pollens from the plants of the Sonoran Desert to produce unique desert honey. Eating foods from the area you live is beneficial as they contain the immune stimulating properties needed for your body to adapt to its environment. Visit Global Healing Center website for more information!