Carob Syrup (Ceratonia Siliqua) has 3 times more calcium than milk and 17 times less fat than chocolate! Best of all, it is caffeine free! Used as a dip, taken with avocado, drizzle into salads, mixed with chili, dilute as carob drink hot or cold...a versatile super food known to have numerous health benefits, soothes cough, anemia, dysentery, diarrhea, kills virus...an ancient remedy, a gem!
Carob trees have existed in Cyprus since prehistoric times and is often known as 'the black gold of Cyprus'. Carob does particularly well on deep, chalky marginal soils, for which Cyprus is known for, as it helps to increase Carob beans’ beneficial mineral content.
The Chocolately Taste
The carob tree produces a long pod which, when ground into powder and boiled into Carob syrup, has a mildly sweet, earthy chocolately flavor. Many people prefer to avoid chocolate due to its cystic cancer causing and neurotoxic properties and are grateful for a close second.
Unlike chocolate, organic carob syrup is naturally sweet and is three times richer in calcium than chocolate, but with one-third fewer calories and seventeen times less fat.
The Curative Power of Carob
According to investigated research, Carob can aid in the treatment of many health issues, such as:
Digestive health: The tannins found in carobs can increase the effectiveness of certain substances (enzymes) that help to regulate the digestion process.
Lowering cholesterol levels: Due to the high percentage of insoluble fibre contained in carobs, research shows carobs have the potential to lower cholesterol levels.
Weight control issues: Carob fibre might exert beneficial effects in energy intake, and thus, reduce body weight.
Common colds or influenza: Carobs are rich in vitamin E, and full of antioxidants and phytonutrients, and also contain Gallic acid that provides anti-allergic, antiseptic, and anti-bacterial benefits that is suggested to help treat anemia, coughs, osteoclasis, colds and influenza.
Why Carobs are Beneficial