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What are carobs ? The carob is a legume that comes from the tree of the same name, with the seeds being characterized by having a high content of natural sugars, proteins and minerals (calcium, silica, iron and phosphorous). The carobs tree Ceratonia siliqua, is a species of flowering evergreen shrub or tree in the pea family, Fabaceae, that is native to the Mediterranean region. It is cultivated for its edible seed & pods. From the point of flowering, it takes 11 months for the carobs pods to mature on the tree ready for harvesting.

The seeds of the fruit are ground up to make locust bean gum, which is used as a thickening agent. The rest of the fruit is chopped and dried naturally, before being used as a high-quality food supplement for humans and animals. Both in terms of its qualitative richness in fibres and tannins (polyphenols) and its natural medical properties, is indispensable in mixtures that strive to strengthen the use of natural products and improve quality. There are significant differences based in the variety and the land on which it is grown.

There are male carob trees, female carob trees and hermaphrodite carob trees. Male trees only produce flower for pollination of the female trees and the male trees will never produce any carob pods. Female trees produce carob pods and need the pollination from either a male flowering tree or a hermaphrodite flowering tree. Hermaphrodite trees produce both male and female flowers, so it can pollinate it’s self to produce carob pods and also pollinate other female trees close by. There are many different varieties of carob trees and we only selected varieties to plant based on the taste of the carob pods. Whole carob pods and carob kibbles are great snack food and also can be added to fruit and nut mixes. Carobs are also known as St. John’s bread because, according to the tradition of some Christians, St. John the Baptist subsisted on them in the wilderness.

The Carob is harvested from the field between August and September each year. The farmers transport it to our facilities and we store it so that we can work throughout the year. The carob is left to rest for a few months so that it is dry enough to work on industrially. In the manufacturing process, the pods are broken in order to separate the seed from the rest of the fruit. It is a natural process and no type of chemical product is added and the fruit retains all its natural properties.

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Whole Carob Pods

Often used as a cacao substitute, carob is not related to the cacao family at all and does not contain caffeine, gluten or theobromine. The flavor and texture, although similar, have unique qualities and health attributes. Carob has a unique combination of polyphenols and fibers that may aid in improving digestion, managing blood sugar levels.

carob pods

The pods and pulp of the carob are edible, naturally sweet, highly nutritious, and an excellent alternative to chocolate, especially if your body has digestive or dietary issues, such as gluten intolerance. Carob often replaces chocolate in recipes, yielding a lower fat, higher fiber product. You can use the Powder and Carob Kibble Nibbles the same way as you would chocolate in almost all recipes and you can enjoy your favorite sweet treats with fewer calories, fat, and sugar.

Carob Kibble

( Carob Chips - Carob Chunks)

100% PURE & TASTY!  Naturally sweet kibbled carobs. A tasty, chewy, and high-fiber snack.

Carobs Kibbles

Kibbled Carob is the pulp of the carob pod after it has been separated from the seeds and ground to small pieces. It may be used to produce carob powder, flour, syrups, or extracts. This product is a popular substitute for cocoa and can be used as a sweetener.  

Naturally sweet kibbled carobs are nature’s first confectionary, containing only natural sweetness. Our highly nutritious Carob Kibbles are a real hit when it comes to taste. They are crunchy dried sweet carob pod pieces that can be consumed as healthy snack food. We select the best varieties from our orchard for Carob Kibble. Just like our carob powders, our Carob Kibble do not undergo heat processing. Before packaging, carob seeds are carefully removed from the raw carobs. Perfect for health-conscious traditional or raw food consumers. Our Carob Kibble rank a low 15 on the Glycemic Index so it provides a healthy option for diabetics and health-conscious consumers.  

Carob Kibble is available in 3 sizes:  Cubes, Medium and Meal. Carob Kibble Medium may be used in functional foods applications for the human food industry.

Pure Carob Powder

Carob powder is an excellent cocoa substitute that is obtained by grinding up the seedless fruit of the carob tree .  A high-quality ingredient is obtained for the food industry utilizing a completely natural process. Owing to its high fiber, calcium, iron, and vitamin content and being free of gluten, fat, caffeine, and theobromine, it’s ideal for human and pet food.

carobs powder

Our Roasted Pure Micronised  Carob Powder is a high-quality ingredient that is obtained for the food industry by means of a completely natural process. It is chiefly used in the human diet as a substitute for cocoa and its presence can be noted in sweet and savoury gastronomic products. This product can be used to make tarts, fritters, pancakes, crepes, sponge cakes and energy bars for athletes. This product is used in the animal food industry due to its outstanding properties. 

The largest component of carob powder is carbohydrates, particularly sucrose, which gives the powder a sweet taste. This makes it an excellent food in terms of energy. Fibres are extremely important and abundant in carob flours and, along with the carbohydrates, they produce a slow transformation of sugars throughout digestion.

Carob vs Chocolate

ADVANTAGES OVER COCOA :

• High Natural Sugar Content
• Light in calories
• Low-fat content
• Correct potassium and sodium balance
• Absence of Caffeine and Theobromine
• No Cholesterol
• Much Lower price

APPLICATIONS :

• Chocolate bars, coating for ice-cream, biscuits, cakes, syrups
• Health food candy bars
• Bakery products
• Ice-cream, dairy and nondairy drinks
• Toppings, cake mixes coated snacks
• Confectionary, caramel, nugget clusters, drops, instant drinks • Instant drinks

Pure Carob Molasses

Carob Molasses is a natural sweetener made from indigenous products pods. It’s particularly valuable in the production of drinks and food supplements, although it can also be used as a sweetener in any sweet or savory food. In addition to being a healthy substitute for sugar in smoothies, juices, and infusions and for breakfasts, this delicious and vegan treacle is used as a condiment for sauces, toasts, and cheeses and to flavor salads, rice dishes, and vegetables. Its low glycaemic index ensures that the energy contained in the molasses’s sugars is released slowly and prevents hyperglycemia and significant variations in blood sugar. 

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This product thus boasts all the beneficial properties of a superfood. It is an important source of calcium and vitamins A, B2, B3, B6, and E and it’s rich in antioxidants. Its high antioxidant content also makes it an essential ingredient in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries for the production of creams, syrups, food supplements, and natural drugs.

Benefits of carobs ?

Carob contains many health benefits, which depending on how the plant is prepared, can be used as a natural remedy for human health issues. The pod consists of three different parts; the outer husk, the nutritive endosperm and the inner seed.

Carobs are high in protein, contain essential vitamins and are a healthy alternative to most snack foods. Carobs are beneficial as they:

  • Contain tannins that are rich in gallic acid.
  • Gallic acid provides anti-allergic, antiseptic and anti-bacterial benefits.
  • Rich in insoluble fibre.
  • Good source of vitamin E.
  • Contain Thiamin (vitamin B), Riboflavin (vitamin B2), Niacin (vitamin A), alpha-tocopherol, and ergocalciferol (vitamin D2).
  • Full of antioxidants and phytonutrients.
  • High in potassium and magnesium.
  • Gluten free.
  • Caffeine free.
  • 100% natural with no chemicals or preservatives

Adding carob to your diet can provide you with many health benefits. Since carob is naturally high in fiber and has no caffeine, it’s ideal for people with high blood pressure. The low sugar and fat content also make it a great dietary addition or chocolate substitution for people looking to lose weight. The high levels of vitamins, such as vitamins A and B-2, are good for your skin and eye health.

Adding or substituting carob into your diet can help:

• lower your cholesterol
• reduce your risk of heart disease
• ease stomach issues
• treat diarrhea
• Like cocoa, carob contains polyphenols, which are antioxidants known to reduce the risk of heart disease 

You may want to look into eating carob if you have digestive issues. Carob’s tannins, which are dietary compounds found in plants, are different from regular plant tannins. Regular plant tannins dissolve in water and prevent digestion, but carob’s tannins don’t. Rather, they have a drying effect on the digestive tract that helps tackle toxins and prevent harmful bacterial growth in the intestines.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further inquiries and let us help you! 

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