Carob Fudge Sauce: Combine carob in a small bowl with enough warm water to achieve a smooth, slightly thick consistency. Sweeten to taste with agave, maple syrup, or barley malt syrup and serve over vegan ice cream or winter fruit, especially pears. Try this Vegan Hot Fudge Sauce.
Cereal topper: Sprinkle a teaspoon or two of carob powder over a serving of cold breakfast cereal. The same can be done for hot cereal like oatmeal, to make a warming breakfast in the winter. See this recipe for Quick Gluten-Free Carob Oats.
Dark bread enhancer: To add a rich flavor to homemade bread dough, substitute 2 to 3 tablespoons of each cup of flour with carob powder. This is especially nice in dark rye breads like this hearty Old World Black Bread.
Carob coffee is Caffeine free and naturally sweet. It is a great coffee alternative with many health benefits. Prepare it the way you would normally prepare your coffee. Carob coffee can be used as filtered coffee, espresso, instant coffee or Greek coffee. Coffee drinkers can blend it with their coffee to reduce caffeine and add the nutritions and vitamins that carob has to offer. Those, who would like to kick the habit of drinking coffee can do it now with Caroffee. For a sweeter taste add carob syrup to sweeten your coffee.
Creta Carob was established in 2006 and started its operations in 2011. It is a family company that main focus is the production of different biological products from the Carob Pods. Creta Carob is located in Crete Island in a little village called Argyroupoli. During our production process we combine ancient procedures with new technologies. Our final products correspond to the regulations of the E.U. and received the bio qualification in Greece and in the E.U. from DIO. ResourcesIn Crete, the carob trees thrive in difficult soils and like arid conditions that are naturally free of fungus and pests. Thus, the uses of chemical sprays are not necessary on Crete Island. The tree grows 15 m in 50 years. It does not bear fruit for the first 15 years. However, once fruiting, it will yield one ton of beans in one harvest. Carob pods are harvested in the middle of September. The growing carob pods look like green broad beans but they turn to a dark glossy brown as they age. Each pod can contain up to 15 seeds. HistoryCarob has a long history in human consumption. The Greek Theophrastus recorded in 4BC that his fellow Greeks called the carob the Egyptian Fig. There is also evidence that Ancient Egyptians used carob. Both the pods and seeds have been found in Egyptian Tombs. Further, the Romans ate the Carob pods when they were green and fresh for their natural sweetness. Thus, Carob is no newly discovered food. As the founder of Creta Carob, Elias Manousakas states \"It is the lost treasure of Crete''. Cretan CarobCarob is up to 8% protein. It contains Vitamins A, B, B2, B3 and D. It is high in Calcium, phosphorus, pottasium, Magnesium and contains Iron Manganese, Barium, Copper and Nickel.
Carob mini rusks have a unique taste due to the use of our carob powder, well known for its rich flavour and aroma as long as its healthy benefits. The rusks can be added to soups and salads used as an alternative to bread or to make mini Dakos. You may soften them with water, oil or vinegar or both before eating.
Carob mini rusk bitesare rich in dietary fiber and have all the ingredients for a proper nutritional diet. Made with natural ingredients (wheat flour, salt, yeast, olive oil, roasted carob powder, raw carob powder). No perservatives and no chemicals added.
The carob tree, or Ceratonia siliqua, has fruit that looks like a dark brown pea pod, which carries pulp and seeds. Carob is a sweet and healthy substitute for chocolate. Using it for health benefits goes back 4,000 years to ancient Greece.
Each carob tree is a single sex, so it takes a male and female tree to produce carob pods. A single male tree can pollinate up to 20 female trees. After six or seven years, a carob tree is able to produce pods.
Once a female carob tree is fertilized, it produces hundreds of pounds of dark brown pods filled with brown pulp and tiny seeds. The pods are about 1/2 to 1 foot in length and about an inch wide. People harvest pods in the fall.
You can still enjoy your favorite sweet treats like fudge, chocolate milkshakes, and brownies. The most common use for carob is in food. Carob tastes similar to chocolate and is a great alternative because it has:
Landscapers can use carob trees for land care. The trees are resistant to drought, take to rocky arid soil, and are tolerant of salt. The glossy green leaves are fairly flame-resistant, which makes carob trees a great fire barrier. You can also use carob pods to feed livestock.
Like cocoa, carob contains polyphenols, which are antioxidants known to reduce the risk of heart disease. Research shows that adding polyphenol-rich foods such as carob to your diet may help reduce high cholesterol.
The natural sugars in carob also help thicken loose stool. Research suggests carob bean juice can be a safe and effective way to treat diarrhea in young children and adults. Check with your doctor before taking carob as a supplement.
Although carob allergies are rare, one study from Spain found that people with nut and legume allergies might show allergic reactions to carob gum. These reactions included rashes, asthma, and hay fever. But the study also reported that people who are specifically allergic to peanuts were able to eat cooked carob seeds and carob gum without having any issues.
The carob bean is an extremely versatile superfood, possessing a sweet nutty cocoa flavour and is rich in soluble fibre. Our carob powder can therefore be used as a healthy alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners. Its chocolate-like taste means that it can replace cocoa or chocolate.
Carob is naturally sweet, high in fiber and calcium. It does not contain caffeine or theobromine which are stimulants found in chocolate. Better Carob is made in small batches with low temperature carob, so you can be sure every piece of carob is held to the highest of standards. It is even pet-friendly!!
Chances are that if you have sat on the lounge and enjoyed a chocolate treat, your dog might consider that you are depriving them of something good. If you keep the carob button dog treats nearby, your dog can enjoy the smooth sweet, SAFE taste of carob while you indulge what you need to.
The carob used in dog treats is extracted from the carob bean that grows on the carob tree. A little flowering shrub. The bean is ground down into brown powder and used for the bulk of the treat will providing natural flavour and sweetness. Carob has a sweet taste, but also as vitamins A, B, and D and minerals: calcium, magnesium, iron and potassium. The button also has a small amount of plant protein (like its pea cousin).
The upshot from all of this is that carob is safe for dogs, is sweet tasting, is a natural bean product that looks like chocolate and is a good natural staple of more confectionary side of the dog treat world.
Upon harvest, our carob pods are organically cleaned, dried, and milled. Thanks to these minimal processes, our carob powder retains its nutritional richness and offers a delicious, natural sweetness.
Want chocolate-covered nuts without the chocolate Nut a problem! There's this magic ingredient called carob... It's got that sweet \"chocolate\" flavor, but without the added caffeine. And when you pair it with almonds Well, what can we say except that these carob-coated almonds will become your new favorite go-to for a sweet and salty treat!
Biona Organic Carobio Hazelnut Spread 350g. A delicious sweet spread made with carob powder, no palm oil and no cane or beet sugar. Perfect for use in baking, mix into smoothies or simply spread on toast for a tasty treat!
When it comes to honey, carob does not play second fiddle to chocolate. Chocolate is produced from the cacao tree, but it is not a nectar-producing tree. So carob stands alone as the source of this delicious chocolate-scented honey!
The carob tree comes in separate male and female trees. Flowers of the male are stamen clusters with pollen, producing a very strong odor, while the female produces small, yellow, aromatic flowers (pistals), grouped in clusters. Both male and female flowers produce nectar and attract large numbers of insects. As they are unable to self-pollinate, this is a task left to insects, bees and the wind.
With a taste very similar to chocolate, carob is often used as a healthy substitute, as it lacks caffeine and has less fat than chocolate. A native of the Mediterranean and possibly the Middle East, it was carried around the world by explorers and settlers.
Carob seeds have a history of their own. The carat weight measure used for gemstones originated from the weight of the carob seed, which was thought to be very consistent (now proven not to be any more consistent than any other seed). The word carat stems from the Arabic word qīrāṭ which was a very small unit of weight defined by reference to the carob seed. 5 carob seeds equals one gram. A caret weight is 200 milligrams.
I have a 12 year old carob (male, judging by odour)planted very close to my patio. Roots are now visible in the lawn. Will it hurt the tree to shop these away Hopefully this is not a stupid question, Thank you for answering
Hello! I am a new beekeeper in Crete (largest greek island) and this year for first time i produced honey from carob trees. During the carob tree blossom the Erica blossom occured too so the honey is a mix from these two plants. Some find it delicious, some others are not familiar with the chocolate-similar carob taste. I would like to have some more experienced opinion.
Carob has none of the allergy-producing antibodies of chocolate nor does carob contain caffeine or theobromine as does chocolate. This nutritious alternative to chocolate is free from the cellular toxins methylxanthines. Methylxanthines are found in chocolate, coffee, tea, and colas and can have many serious ill effects. They have the ability to alter the protoplasm of cells and to attach or concentrate in cells for an unknown period of time. Many diseases and conditions are made worse by methylxanthines. These include heart disease, cancer, allergies, diabetes, depression, gastrointestinal disturbances, and osteoporosis. 59ce067264