Our lightly roasted Organic Carob powder is made from the pods of the carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua.) The naturally sweet pods are ground into a powdered form and used as a popular chocolate substitute. Carob pods have vitamin A, B vitamins and several important minerals. They are a good source of potassium. Carob has only one-third the calories of chocolate (cacao) and is virtually fat-free while chocolate is half fat. Carob is rich in pectin, is non-allergenic, has abundant protein and has no oxalic acid (which chocolate has), which interferes with absorption of calcium.
To substitute carob powder for cacao, replace one part cacao with one and one-half to two parts carob by weight. Keep in mind that carob is not as flavorful as chocolate, so it is best used in recipes that contain other strongly flavored ingredients. But because carob is naturally sweet, it isn't usually necessary to add sugar when using it in place of unsweetened cacao powder. Many people enjoy hot beverages made from carob powder as a substitute for coffee. Our Organic Carob Powder is lightly roasted.
Some possible benefits of our lightly roasted organic Carob powder may include:
● No caffeine
● Increasing metabolism
● Large amount of phenolic antioxidants
● Supporting healthy cholesterol & blood sugar levels
● High fiber
Suggested Use: Add to any recipe that calls for cacao powder replacing one part cacao with 1 1/2 - 2 parts carob by weight.
Botanical Name: Ceratonia siliqua
Other Names: St. John's Bread, Algarroba, Locust Bean, Locust Pods, Caroube, Carruba, Honey Locust, and Carube
Origin: Italy - Certified Organic
Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our roasted Carob powder is certified organic and passes our strict quality assurance which includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers Organic Carob powder packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Organic Carob powder in a cool, dark, dry place.