Montagu Dried Fruit & Nuts stocks a wide range of carob and yogurt coated dried fruit and nuts products produced in Montagu by Bellair. Find a Montagu store near you for these healthy sweet treats http://bit.ly/MDFNStores
Carob’s main benefit is that its caffeine free and theobromine free, which makes it a perfect sweet treat for kids, without the hyperactive stimulants.
What is Carob?
The carob tree (Certonia siliqua), grown extensively in the Middle East, produces a long pod which, when ground into powder, tastes alot like chocolate. Many people cannot tell the difference and for those with sensitivity to stimulants
such as caffeine are grateful for a close second.
Good to Know
- 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 beats
- Vitamin B2, calcium, magnesium, potassium and trace minerals
iron, manganese, chromium, copper and nickel;
- Approximately 8% protein and is a good source of fibre.
Unlike chocolate, carob is naturally sweet and is three times richer in calcium than chocolate, but with one-third fewer calories and seventeen times less fat. Carob is a also a rich source of pectin, the substance which makes jams and jellies “jell”. Recent research indicates that pectin may be helpful in lowering your cholesterol level. The pectin in the carob is also useful for stopping simple diarrhea.