Consumed since ancient times and referenced in the bible, Carob has quite the history. The seeds of carob were often used to weigh gold due to their consistency in size and weight. Carob is often eaten on the Jewish holidays and carob juice is often ingested by Muslims during Ramadan. Aside from an interesting story, carob also has many great health benefits. It’s known benefits include, but aren’t limited to: helping alleviate an upset stomach; improving digestion; lowering risk of diseases such as osteoporosis; lowers cholesterol levels; acts as an antioxidant; lowers the risk of lung cancer; treatment of cough, flu, anemia and osteoclasis due to the levels of vitamin E within it; can be used to help alleviate the symptoms of diarrhea in both children and adults; treats asthma related problems; helps treat and prevent polio in children; it is often used as a thickening agent in food for babies with gastro-oesophageal reflux; and it is good for helping with some allergies. Carob also contains vitamins A, B, B2, B3 and D and is a good source of potassium. Some people often eat carob in replacement to chocolate as it is sweet, low in fat, high in fibre and contains calcium yet has no caffeine, cholesterol, theobromine or oxalic acid. Carob powder can often replace cocoa powder in recipes but carob has its own distinct flavour.
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