Ultimate cacao substitute, carob is a legume that grows in the Mediterranean regions where it was cultivated for its impressive nutritional value a long time ago. Anti-diuretic and appetite suppressor, carob is without theobromine or caffeine, otherwise found in cacao products. A healthy alternative for children, carob has less fat, more fiber and calcium than cacao.
Why is Carob Powder good for you?
Naturally rich in vitamin D, this flavourful legume helps maintain optimal bone health and a healthy digestive track. Naturally sweet, velvety and caramelized flavour, carob will add aroma and texture to your deserts, cakes and homemade ice-cream!
How to use Carob Powder?
Carob powder can be used in the same was as cacao powder, and is a great caffeine-free substitute for cacao. Carob powder is naturally sweet, and is therefore often used in dessert recipes. The taste of carob is not as intense as cacao powder, so the general recommendation is to use 1.5 – 2 times more carob than cacao when substituting.
Benefits of Carob Powder
A Rich Source of Vitamins and Minerals
Although carob tastes incredibly indulgent, you may be surprised to hear that it is a great source of vitamins and minerals. Our Raw Organic Carob Powder is rich in Vitamins A, B, B2, B3, D, and E, as well as potassium, iron, manganese, copper, and nickel. Most people are pleasantly shocked to find out that our carob powder contains more than three times the amount of calcium than milk!
Besides being a healthy alternative to chocolate, carob contains one-third the calories of chocolate and is a great non-allergenic source of pectin and protein. And, carob powder does not contain the oxalic acids found in chocolate, which are known to interfere with the absorption of calcium and zinc in the body.
Carob has the wonderful ability to increase metabolism without providing the body with unnecessary stimulates, like theobromine. Carob powder is rich in phenolic antioxidants, high in fiber, and full of beneficial compounds that promote healthy cholesterol and normal blood sugar.
A Traditional and Healthy Chocolate Alternative
Carob was traditionally eaten as a source of sweetness in many foods, before the widespread
use of sugar cane and beet sugar. In Malta, it is currently revered as a natural source of healing for coughs and sore throats.
- Rich in trace element, the seed detoxifies the body and help build the immune system
- Excellent source of iron, carob has a lower fat content than cacao
- Higher concentration of fiber and calcium than cacao, as well as an excellent source of phosphorus and magnesium
- Good source of dietary fiber, carob powder helps the digestive track and is an antidiarrheal agent
- Helps protect the body against gastro-enteritis and is an antitussive
- No caffeine or theobromine content, a stimulating agent found in cacao
Raw Organic Carob Powder
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