Carob Powder Organic
Origin of Carob
Carob powder comes from the carob tree (ceratonia siliqua). This species is mainly found in the Mediterranean region. The plant is known for its pods with high nutritional value. Carob powder can be used as a substitute for cocoa, as the flavours are quite similar, only carob is sweeter and has a mild nutty taste.
The carob tree grows to 10 metres high. The crown is broad and semi-spherical, supported by a thick trunk with rough brown bark and sturdy branches. The carob tree is widely cultivated, because of the locust bean gum made from its seeds, but it also still grows wild in eastern Mediterranean areas. Carob trees can survive long periods of drought, but to grow fruit for carob powder, they need 500 to 550 millimeters of rain per year.
Processing to Carob Powder
Carob powder is made from the peel and pulp of the pods of the carob tree. The pods are up to 20 cm long and about 3 cm thick. After harvesting, the carob pods are dried and sieved. The seeds are removed for the production of locust bean gum. Then the carob pods go into the oven and are roasted. After this process, the pods can be processed into carob powder.
The sweet taste of Carob powder
The carob powder has a nice light brown colour. It has a slight caramel flavor and is sweeter than cocoa. In addition, carob powder also has a sweet aroma, which provides a nice smell.
Use of Carob powder
Carob powder is a well-known alternative to cocoa and is used in various chocolate products. Use carob powder as a substitute for cocoa in baked goods such as cakes and biscuits or process it in chocolate milk and ice cream.
High nutritional value Carob powder
Our organic carob powder is healthier than cocoa. It contains more vitamins and minerals such as iron and calcium, contains no caffeine, less fat and less oxalic acid than cocoa. And because of the high proportion of natural sugars in carob powder, there is less extra sugar needed in dishes with carob powder, than when using cocoa.
Where do I purchase organic carob powder?
You can buy organic carob powder at Vehgroshop of course. In our web shop you can order organic carob powder in quantities from small to big. Subscribe to our newsletter and don't miss out on any more organic carob powder offers.FALSE
|Recommended Use||Carob powder is used as a substitute for cocoa powder.|
|Vitamins and Minerals||Iron|
|Country of cultivation||Italy|
|Private Label possible?||Yes|
|Energy (kcal/kJ)||222 kcal / 929 KJ|
|Saturated Fats||0,09 g|