In primitive times, it was discovered that exposing food to smoke would better preserve it than simply letting out to air-dry. Today, smoking has become an art form, a technique that is constantly explored world wide for its intricate aromas. Various essences are used to smoke foods, but none more flavorful than wood. Vital smoke powder encapsulates the essences of burning mesquite and hickory. Smoke from burning logs is collected and infused in water, then naturally distilled into powder form. Rediscover the aromas of wood smoke in your next roasts, stews, chilies, rubs, sauces, and marinades.