it’s not powdery, but i think a mortar and pestle can be taken to it. it tastes kinda sweet, like almost honey, but not quite. we’ll see if it works. i was panicking at breakfast. mom will probably read this and worry more. it wasn’t because of breakfast though, so don’t worry. :) i’ve discovered that they get worse right before that time of the month. good to note. some of what i’ve read have blamed gastritis and anemia. and of course, all the sites say to quit smoking. so i’m gunna try. i hope the previously mentioned book will help. the reviews i’ve read are pretty astounding.