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Carob is a miraculous SUPERFOOD.
It has been used for centuries as an alternative to chocolate
Carob, originally known as St. John’s bread, is native to the Mediterranean areas such as Greece, Italy Spain and Israel; it can now be found in areas such as Australia and California. Carob grows well anywhere that citrus is grown, and it prefers dry climates that receive more than 30 centimeters of rainfall--ideal Mediterranean-type climates.
The outer carob pod is dried and ground to a fine powder that can be used in baked goods, candy, drinks.
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The seeds from the Carob tree are best not to eat as they are rock hard. Because they were extremely consistent in size and weight, it is believed to have been the original gauge for the 'carat' used by jewelers.
OTHER NAMES FOR CAROB
Algarrobo, Caroube, Carouge, Ceratonia siliqua, Fève de Pythagore, Figuier d’Égypte, Garrofero, Locust Bean, Locust Bean Gum, Locust Pods, Pain de Saint Jean-Baptiste, St. John's Bread, Sugar Pods.