Our Organic Carob Powder makes a wonderful alternative to chocolate in cookies, cakes, smoothies, shakes, and candies. Eating carob powder is a great way to get that rich, sweet flavor of chocolate without caffeine or oxalic acid, which can prevent calcium and zinc absorption in the body. Try our Organic Carob Powder in home made ice creams and energy bars or mixed into pudding and oatmeal.
Carob is often used as an alternative to chocolate, providing a rich, sweet flavor that tastes great in cookies, cakes, and shakes. But did you know that carob has been eaten since ancient times in Egypt, where it was used as a sweetener? In fact, Egyptian hieroglyphs incorporate carob as the word for “sweet.”
The carob tree, a member of the legume family, produces pods that we gently dry and grind to a fine powder for an easy chocolate alternative in many decadent foods.
A Rich Source of Vitamins and Minerals
Although carob tastes incredibly indulgent, you may be surprised to hear that it is a great source of vitamins and minerals. Our Organic Carob Powder is rich in Vitamins A, B, B2, B3, D, and E, as well as potassium, iron, manganese, copper, and nickel. Most people are pleasantly shocked to find out that our carob powder contains more than three times the amount of calcium than milk!
Besides being a healthy alternative to chocolate, carob contains one-third the calories of chocolate and is a great non-allergenic source of pectin and protein. And, carob powder does not contain the oxalic acids found in chocolate, which are known to interfere with the absorption of calcium and zinc in the body.
Carob has the wonderful ability to increase metabolism without providing the body with unnecessary stimulates, like theobromine. Carob powder is rich in phenolic antioxidants, high in fiber, and full of beneficial compounds that promote healthy cholesterol and normal blood sugar.
A Traditional and Healthy Chocolate Alternative
Carob was traditionally eaten as a source of sweetness in many foods, before the widespread use of sugar cane and beet sugar. In Malta, it is currently revered as a natural source of healing for coughs and sore throats.
Our naturally sweet Organic Carob Powder has a slightly nutty flavor that is not as strong as chocolate but has its own, unique taste. When baking with our Carob Powder, there is often no need to sweeten a recipe, because of the inherent sweetness of the carob pods. foodists and gourmet chefs are incorporating more and more carob into their delicious desserts and flavorful breads. When substituting our Carob Powder for chocolate, replace one part chocolate with one and a half to two parts carob powder by weight.
While much research is still being conducted, some of the possible health benefits of our Organic Carob Powder may include:
Carob powder can be used in the same was as cacao powder, and is a great caffeine-free substitute for cacao. Carob powder is naturally sweet, and is therefore often used in dessert recipes. The taste of carob is not as intense as cacao powder, so the general recommendation is to use 1.5 - 2 times more carob than cacao when substituting.
If cared for properly, our Organic Carob Powder has a shelf life of two to three years. To preserve the freshness of this product:
We package all of our superfood powders in all-natural brown kraft bags, each with a resealable zipper across the top. Each bag has a thin metal lining, which serves as a very effective barrier to light, oxygen, odors, flavors, moisture, and bacteria.
While printed plastic bags with clear windows may look beautiful, studies have shown that the toxins contained in the plastic are absorbed by food that is in direct contact with the plastic. Foods that are raw and all-natural, like superfood powders, are even more susceptible to this type of contamination than processed foods.
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