Carob – Ceratonia Siliqua known as St. John`s bread or carob tree is species of tree in the pea family. Carob is an ornamental tree in gardens and it`s cultivated widely for its edible pods. From fruit, you can make carob powder and it can be used for cocoa powder. If you compare carob powder and cocoa powder you will see the difference. Unsweetened Carob powder (1 tablespoon) has 6 grams carbohydrate, no cholesterol, no saturated fat, no fat, and 25 calories. Unsweetened cocoa powder (1 tablespoon) has 3 grams of carbohydrate, no cholesterol, no saturated fat, 1 gram of fat and 12 calories.
Carob – replacement for a lot of sweeteners
This fruit has resistance to various pests and is appreciated and regarded as a sacred tree. You don`t need to spray with chemicals, that`s why we can say this fruit is a healthy ecological product. One of the value and good features is that Carob can stay for years on the tree and it will not lose valued trait. Fruits of this tree are very nutritious and they can be eaten and from the seeds you can make a drink that is similar to coffee. Fruits are rich in food fiber (lignin and pectin) that reduces the number of noxious bacteria, reduce the level of cholesterol and are upgrading flora in the digestive tract. Carob is also used for replacement of cocoa and sugar.
It`s not just fruit that you can use from a tree. You can use the leaves and bark because they have medicinal properties. They are used in various extracts which help against cold, pulmonary and bronchial diseases like digestive disruption. Carob powder is a natural replacement for sugar and is protection against cancer of the uterus.
This product can be used as a remedy for a cough, internal injury, breathing problems, the wound in the mouth and even for diabetes.