Carob Bean Pods
Carob Bean pods are used just like cocoa and chocolate chips. It can be ground into a powder to give your recipes a cocoa flavor, or used whole just like chocolate chips, or used in coffee and teas.
Carob is naturally sweet, unlike cocoa. To substitute in a recipe, use 1.5-2 times Carob by weight.
Carob Bean is PET SAFE, as it lacks theobromine, the substance that makes animals sick when they ingest chocolate. Carob Beans are often used to make things like Dog Treats.
Carob contains alanine, alpha-aminopimelic-acid, amino acids, arginine, ash, aspartic acid, benzoic acid, butyric acid, capronic acid, carubin, catechin tannin, cellulose, ceratoniase, ceratose, chiro-inositol, concanavalin-A, fat, formic acid, fructose, D-galactose, gallic acid, beta-D1,6-DI-O-galloylglucose, beta-D-glucogallin, glucose, glutamic acid, glycine, gum, hemicellulose, histidine, hydroxyproline, invert sugars, isobutyric acid, isoleucine, leucine, leucodelphinidin, lignin, lysine, D-mannose, methionine, mucilage, myoinositol, pectin, pentosane, phenylalanine, pinitol, primverose, proline, protein, saccarose, saponin, serine, starch, sucrose, sugars, tannin, threonine, tocopherol, tyrosine, valine, water, xylose. The pods are rich in antioxidant polyphenols (19.2%), as is chocolate.
Also Known As..
St John's Bread, Locust Bean
STORAGE: Store in a sealed container in a cool, dark place.
This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease