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Organic Carob Powder


General Description

Carob powder is the perfect natural alternative to cocoa. Richer in calcium and fiber, carob also does not contain the stimulants found naturally in cocoa, such as caffeine and theobromine. Ideal for children!

History

Carob has been cultivated for thousands of years in Mediterranean regions such as Spain, southern Italy and Morocco. The name comes from the Arabic word for carob: Kharrub. Berber tribes in Morocco Zayanes used carob powder for its medicinal properties, especially for the treatment of diarrhea in children.

Nutrition & Benefits

  • Studies done on children between the ages of 3 and 21 months show that carob powder helped to reduce the duration of acute diarrhea. Carob is a good source of dietary fiber, and helps the digestive track as it is an antidiarrheal agent.
  • Unlike cocoa, carob powder does not contain stimulants like caffeine or theobromine.
  • It is an excellent source of calcium and phosphorus, two nutrients that aid in the formation and maintenance of bones and teeth.
  • Carob powder is also a good source of iron, which helps the formation of red blood cells.

Culinary Uses

Widely used in the food industry for its thickening properties, carob powder is often used as a substitute for cocoa. Carob can be added to desserts, pastries or homemade ice creams. As it is richer in sugar than cocoa, we advise you to reduce by about one third to the amount of sugar in your recipe.

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Did you know?

The size and weight of carob seeds is quite regular which is why they used to serve as the unit of measurement known as a carat. Carat comes from the word carob, as one carob seed represents one carat in the gem industry.

Nutritional Facts Table

Practical information

Preservation:

Preserve in a cool, dry space protected from light and humidity for up to 10 months.

Origin:

Italy

This product is
Organic

Organic

Kosher

Kosher

Gluten Free

Gluten Free

 

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