Healthy Food Database
The carob plant (Ceratonia siliqua) is an evergreen tree in the legume family, native to Eastern Mediterranean countries. The carob beans are found in reddish brown pods about a foot in length. Carob seeds and pods are edible. The ground seeds are used as a substitute for cocoa and have been used as a food and natural sweetener for over 5000 years.
Purchase in pods or beans or ground as a carob powder.
Store in an airtight container in a dark place.
Tips & Tricks:
Carob is a natural sweetener, and is also good for bowel motility. Is high in minerals and low in fat- a perfect substitute for chocolate. It contains no caffeine, but has a similar colour and fragrance to cocoa powder and a more mild flavour.
Use in place of cocoa in smoothies or is delicious as a hot drink together with soy milk and vanilla.
Nutrition per 1 Tablespoon:
Monosaturated Fat , g:
Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*
* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.
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