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Carob - Mediterranean chocolate tree

Botanical name : Ceratonia siliqua

Carob comes from the pod of a tree that grows along the Mediterranean Sea. The pod contains a sweet, edible pulp. Once dried and roasted, the pulp is ground into a powder called carob powder. Traditionally, it was used to soothe an upset stomach.

Caffeine-free for chocolate lover

If you are a chocolate lover but prefer to have something that is caffeine-free, try carob powder! It's similar to cocoa powder in color and can be substituted one-for-one in recipes. Carob has its own special flavor and texture. Carob is naturally sweet, low in fat, high in fiber, has calcium, and most importantly, no caffeine. It is also packed with pectin, a soluble fiber.

Nutritional information

 

Nutrition Facts (per 100 gm) Amount % Daily Value
Calories 380 kcal
Fat 1 gm 2%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 35 mg 1%
Carbohydrate 90 gm 30%
Protein 4 gm
Calcium 45%
Iron 30%