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Carob Powder

Also Known As – Ceratonia siliqua

Organically Grown Big Island of Hawaii Read more about Hawaiian Corab here.

Overview - Ceratonia siliqua, commonly known as the carob tree, St John's-bread, or locust bean (not to be confused with the African locust bean) is a species of flowering evergreen shrub or tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. It is widely cultivated for its edible pods, and as an ornamental tree in gardens. The ripe, dried pod is often ground to carob powder, which is used to replace cocoa powder. Carob bars, an alternative to chocolate bars, are often available in health-food stores.

Parts Used - Seeds and pods

Preparations - The seed and pod powder is usually roasted but can also be consumed raw. Carob is used in the same manner as cocoa powder, and can be sprinkled on food or taken as a tea, extract, or capsule. Raw carob is usually perceived as having a bitter flavor which is lessened significantly by the roasting process. For this reason, the roasted product is more popular for food use.

Medicinal - Gastrointestinal Aid. Carob treats coughs and may stop serious bouts of diarrhea. Typical remedies include dissolving 1 tbsp. of carob powder into a cup of liquid, such as water, or making a paste of carob powder and water. It may also ease nausea, vomiting and an upset stomach. 

Carob Powder is ground from carob pod, with a sweet taste similar to chocolate but with less fat and calories! Makes fabulous sweet desserts. 

Caffeine Free 
Unlike chocolate, carob contains neither caffeine nor theobromine. Caffeine, and to a lesser extent theobromine, are both stimulants, making you more alert and giving you a boost of energy. However, they can also make you restless, anxious and irritable. Many people cannot have caffeinated products such as coffee and chocolate before bed, as it keeps them from sleeping. Too much caffeine can lead to headaches and even abnormal heart rhythms. For many people who consume caffeine on a regular basis, stopping consumption leads to symptoms of withdrawal. If you like a taste similar to chocolate, but without the stimulating effects, carob provides a suitable alternative. 

Oxalate Free: Unlike chocolate, carob contains no oxalates. Oxalate consumption can lead to kidney stones. If you are at risk for kidney stone formation, your doctor may require you to limit oxalate-containing foods, including chocolate. Carob provides a chocolate-like flavor, but is very low in oxalates. 

High in Calcium: Carob contains calcium, which is important for proper bone and teeth formation, helping prevent osteoporosis. About 3.5 oz. of carob provide almost half of the average person's daily calcium requirement, according to Jennifer Vimbor,, a registered dietitian and founder of Chicago's Nutrition Counseling Services. In contrast, chocolate contains oxalate which, according to MayoClinic.com, can actually inhibit the absorption of calcium into your bloodstream. 

Vitamin and Mineral Rich: Carob contains a number of beneficial vitamins include vitamins A, B, B2, B3 and D. It is rich in minerals such as magnesium, iron, phosphorus, manganese and potassium. It is also a good source of fiber and protein. In additional to being naturally cholesterol-free, carob also contains pectin, which lowers cholesterol levels and decreases your risk for heart disease. 

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  1. Thank you! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Nov 2015

    Fast shipping! I'm happy to have found this! Thank you!

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