Carob

Carob -Ceratonia_siliqua
Botanic Name:
Ceratonia Siliqua L. Sanskrit: Kharoub
 

 

Cultivated in warm regions in the Mediterranean for over 4,000 years, it is also known as “Bread of St. John.” Its fruit is a “legume” and the tree is typical from the south of Portugal, the Algarve region and also from Spain, Italy, southern Greece and other Mediterranean countries. Carob pods were an important source of sugar before sugarcane and sugar beets.

Studies indicate that its use is effective in treating diarrhea in children.

carob

  • Some Benefits:

-natural source of calcium (contains 3 times more calcium than milk)

-treats osteoporosis

-stimulates the kidneys

-compared to chocolate it has 1/3 of calories

-low fat

-treats throat and voice

-intestinal disorders

-improves digestion

-analgesic and antiallergic

-antioxidant and antiseptic

-80% protein

-its gum lowers cholesterol level in the blood

-treats obesity

-excellent thickener and stabilizer in food

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