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Carob or chocolate: What is the difference?

The Carob Plant

What is Carob?

Carob or chocolate should never be the question. Each has its own benefits. Carob's main benefit however is that its caffeine and theobromine free, which makes it a perfect sweet alternative for kids, without the hyperactive stimulants.

Did you know?

Carob has as much Vitamin B as asparagus and strawberries. It has as much niacin as lima beans, lentils and peas. Carob has more Vitamin A than eggplant, asparagus and beets.

It also contains Vitamin B2, calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese, Chronium, copper and nickel. Carob also contain roughly 8% protein and is a good source of fibre. Click here to learn more about carob. 

CAROB        

  • A legume that comes from the carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua)
  • Carob has been used for food for over 5000 years 

Carob is naturally sweet and requires much less sweetener than cacao.

After harvesting

  • Bean-like pods from the carob tree are cooked or roasted and then ground into carob powder (roasting enhances its chocolate-like flavour).

Carob is very nutritious.  It contains:

  • as much Vitamin B1 as asparagus or strawberries; 
  • as much niacin as lima beans, lentils, or peas; 
  • and more Vitamin A than eggplant, asparagus, and beets. 
  • Vitamin B2, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and the trace minerals iron, manganese, chromium, copper, and nickel. 
  • approximately 8 percent protein and is a good source of fibre

Vegan Carob Snacks From South Africa