Carob and its benefits
Carob is a very useful and healthy food. It is used as a therapeutic food even in Africa. The plant is grown in Africa and the Mediterranean regions. The legume can be consumed in dishes, soups or as an accompaniment to vegetables. It can also be consumed ground. You can mix them into smoothies. We have now summarized some information about the health benefits of carob for you.
- So why should we consume carob more often?
- Health benefits of carob
- How is carob consumed? The areas of application for carob
Carob is the fruit of the Ceratonia siliqua L. tree, which belongs to the legume family. The tree is native to the Mediterranean region but is also grown in the US and other countries. The fruits are pods about 10-30 cm long with a wrinkled and leathery surface. The interior of the fruit contains the pulp and seeds.
Carob is also called carob and is a very good alternative to chocolate and cocoa. It is a real superfood and has very high nutritional values. Carob is high in sugar but very low in calories and contains no caffeine or gluten. It is perfectly suited for an alkaline diet.
So why should we consume carob more often?
- It has antioxidant properties
- It contains vitamins A,E,B2,B3 and B6
- It is caffeine free, gluten free, tyramine free and sodium balanced.
- It is rich in calcium, zinc, protein and contains fiber
- It is rich in potassium and magnesium and many other minerals
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Health benefits of carob
Carob has many health benefits on our bodies. It is low in fat and can help with weight loss. It supports fat burning and prevents overproduction of ghrelin. It also helps with the following health problems:
- Can be consumed as a chocolate substitute
- Lowers cholesterol and risk of cardiovascular disease
- Minimizes the feeling of hunger and makes it easier to lose weight
- Eases digestion
- Helps against diarrhea
How is carob consumed? The areas of application for carob
Carob can be easily washed and consumed raw. A syrup is also made with carob, which tastes very delicious and is very healthy, especially for children. A powder is also made from it, in which the pulp is roasted and dried.
Carob can also be processed into drinks or used for baking. It is similar to cocoa powder and you can also use it to make a spread.
Locust bean gum is made with the seeds in the pulp. It can also be used as a vegan binding and thickening agent. Since carob is gluten-free, it is also suitable for people with gluten intolerance.
This product contains 3 times more calcium than milk. It can be used as a flavor enhancer as a sauce for cakes, pancakes or ice cream. It is also healthy when mixed with milk and gives the milk a delicious taste. Carob extract contains carob molasses and is 100% natural. Vitamins A, B2, B3, D, K and E and the minerals calcium, zinc, potassium and phosphorus have many health benefits. A delicious food!
Uandu's carob flour, made using traditional methods, is a very good natural and healthy alternative to sugar and cocoa. It contains a lot of calcium and is a valuable food. You can use locust bean gum for the preparation of cakes and baked goods and thus get a healthy alternative to conventional flour.
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Tasty shots for children with propolis and elderberry flavored carob. The shots are very rich in vitamins and contain vitamins A, E, C and B as well as magnesium, calcium, selenium, zinc and iron mixed with propolis. The product is sweetened with raw honey and is specially made for children. Carob contains many vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, fiber, phenolic and flavonoid components.
The product can be consumed directly.
Yummy is raw honey with carob for kids. It is natural and contains no additives, preservatives, coloring, gluten, GMO, alcohol, glycol or sugar. It has the Halal certificate. Children also love it as a spread, so it can also be consumed on lunch or for breakfast. It is a good alternative to chocolate spreads with bad additives.