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Unveiling the Nutritional Riches and Health Benefits of Carob: The Ultimate Natural Sweetener

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Introduction

One ingredient has drawn a lot of attention in the search for natural, healthier substitutes for conventional sweeteners: carob. Carob has become a well-liked option for health-conscious people thanks to its impressive nutritional profile and numerous culinary uses. This article examines the advantages and nutritional value of carob as a food, illuminating its enormous potential as a natural sweetener and outlining the benefits of including it in your diet.

Understanding Carob: Ceratonia siliqua, also referred to as carob, is a leguminous tree that is indigenous to the Mediterranean region. Its fruit, which is shaped like a pod, is prized for its unique flavor and inherent sweetness. Carob is a plant that is frequently utilized as a cocoa replacement. Carob is a versatile ingredient that can be utilized in various culinary applications.

Dietary Profile of Carob

Carob is more than just a tasty and inherently sweet substitute for sugar. It has a fantastic nutritional profile, which makes it a great option for anybody looking to add something healthy to their diet. The following are some of the essential nutrients in carob:

Fiber: Carob is a fantastic source of dietary fiber, which supports satiety, aids in digestion, and aids in the maintenance of a healthy weight. Additionally, its high fiber content promotes a strong cardiovascular system. Read more about the fibers in Carob products.

Vitamins: Vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin B6, and vitamin E are abundant in carob. These vitamins are essential for promoting strong immunity, glowing skin, and healthy brain function.

Minerals: The important minerals calcium, potassium, magnesium, and iron are all present in carob. These minerals are necessary for keeping teeth and bones healthy, controlling blood pressure, promoting muscle function, and avoiding anemia.

Antioxidants: Carob is a rich source of polyphenols and flavonoids, which protect the body from oxidative stress and lower the chance of developing chronic illnesses including heart disease and some types of cancer. Read more about the antioxidants in Carob products.

 

 

Health Benefits of Carob

Carob provides a delicious sweetness without the need for additional sugar. It is the perfect replacement for refined sugars due to its naturally occurring sugars and pleasant flavor, which lowers the overall sugar amount of your favorite dishes.

Low in Fat and Cholesterol-Free: Carob is a heart-healthy option for anyone looking to control their weight and enhance their cardiovascular health because it is naturally low in fat and cholesterol-free.

Blood Sugar Control: Carob has a low glycemic index, which means that it has little effect on controlling blood sugar levels. This makes it a useful element for anyone who are trying to control their blood sugar levels, whether they have diabetes or not.

Digestive Health: Carob’s high fiber content helps to keep the digestive system in good shape. It supports a healthy gut microbiota and encourages consistent bowel motions while preventing constipation.

Bone Health: Calcium and magnesium, two elements found in carob, help to maintain strong bones. Consuming carob regularly can strengthen bones and lower the incidence of fractures and osteoporosis.

Anti-Inflammatory Qualities: Flavonoids and polyphenols found in carob have anti-inflammatory qualities. These substances may be helpful for people with diseases like arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease because they lower inflammatory levels in the body.

Allergens & Gluten Free: Carob is naturally free of common allergens including nuts, soy, and dairy, making it a safe option for anyone with food allergies or intolerances. It is also gluten-free. It is also naturally gluten-free, making it a good substitute for people who have celiac disease or gluten intolerance.

 

Ready to experience the remarkable benefits of carob? Look no further than Creta Carob, a renowned company dedicated to producing high-quality carob products. Explore our extensive range of carob-based goodies, from natural sweeteners to delectable treats.

Whole Carob BIO 300gr.

2.00

Caffeine-free - Gluten Free - No preservatives or additives – Naturally sweet – Lightly roasted - 100% Cretan carob

  Carob is a nutritionally complete fruit and its nutritional value is remarkable. It is rich in fibers, polyphenols and tannins which provide its antioxidant properties.  Although it is rich in natural sugars,it islowin calories, fat, gluten-free andcaffeine free. Carob is rich in vitamins A,B and D, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, carbohydrates, protein, magnesium, and various metals. It is consumed raw as a fruit. Be careful with the hard pods.

Whole Carob BIO 300gr. (Pack of 3)

Original price was: €6.00.Current price is: €5.40.

Caffeine-free - Gluten Free - No preservatives or additives – Naturally sweet – Lightly roasted - 100% Cretan carob

  Carob is a nutritionally complete fruit and its nutritional value is remarkable. It is rich in fibers, polyphenols and tannins which provide its antioxidant properties.  Although it is rich in natural sugars,it islowin calories, fat, gluten-free andcaffeine free. Carob is rich in vitamins A,B and D, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, carbohydrates, protein, magnesium, and various metals. It is consumed raw as a fruit. Be careful with the hard pods.
INGREDIENTS: Whole Carob STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Keep in a room temperature in dry and shaded place NUTRITION FACTS (per 100gr):
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INGREDIENTS: Whole Carob STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Keep in a room temperature in dry and shaded place NUTRITION FACTS (per 100gr):
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Raw Carob Flour BIO 300gr.

2.20
Caffeine-free - Gluten Free - No preservatives or additives - 100% carob Preparation under 40ο C. Raw carob powder can be used alone or mixed with flour in cakes and pastries, in drinks and milkshakes. It’s a natural sweetener and rich in calcium, phosphorus, potassium, carbohydrates, protein, magnesium, vitamin A, B and D, and various metals.

Raw Carob Flour BIO 300gr. (Pack of 3)

Original price was: €6.60.Current price is: €5.94.
Caffeine-free - Gluten Free - No preservatives or additives - 100% carob Preparation under 40ο C. Raw carob powder can be used alone or mixed with flour in cakes and pastries, in drinks and milkshakes. It’s a natural sweetener and rich in calcium, phosphorus, potassium, carbohydrates, protein, magnesium, vitamin A, B and D, and various metals.
INGREDIENTS: CAROB IN POWDER STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Keep in a room temperature in dry and shaded place NUTRITION FACTS (per 100gr): nutrition facts carob tea
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INGREDIENTS: CAROB IN POWDER STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Keep in a room temperature in dry and shaded place NUTRITION FACTS (per 100gr): nutrition facts carob tea
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Caroffee BIO 300gr. (coffee substitute)

2.90
Caffeine Free – Gluten Free – Naturally Sweet   Caroffee can be produced like drip coffee, espresso, Greek coffee or frappe. For an ice coffee / frappe, add ice cubes or put it in the fridge. Caroffee can be combined with regular coffee in order to reduce the caffeine and add vitamins. Whoever wants to get rid of the coffee habit, he can do it with Caroffee’s help.

Caroffee BIO 300gr. (Pack of 3)

Original price was: €8.70.Current price is: €7.83.
Caffeine Free – Gluten Free – Naturally Sweet   Caroffee can be produced like drip coffee, espresso, Greek coffee or frappe. For an ice coffee / frappe, add ice cubes or put it in the fridge. Caroffee can be combined with regular coffee in order to reduce the caffeine and add vitamins. Whoever wants to get rid of the coffee habit, he can do it with Caroffee’s help.
INGREDIENTS: CAROB IN POWDER STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Keep in a room temperature in dry and shaded place NUTRITION FACTS (per 100gr): nutrition facts carob tea
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INGREDIENTS: CAROB IN POWDER STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Keep in a room temperature in dry and shaded place NUTRITION FACTS (per 100gr): nutrition facts carob tea
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Carob Powder BIO 300gr.

2.20
Caffeine-free - Gluten Free - No preservatives or additives - 100% carob   Carob powder can substitute cacao or chocolate. It is a natural sweetener rich in calcium, phosphorus, potassium, carbohydrates, protein, magnesium, vitamin A, B and D, and various metals. It is of ahigher nutritional value than chocolate and contains less than half of cacao’s fat. For a chocolate beverage, replace 2 scoops of chocolate with 3 scoops of carob powder. For cacao, replace it with equal quantity of carob powder. It can also be used in sweets, cakes, pastries, drinks and milkshakes like cocoa. As it is a natural sweetener it requires less additional sugar. Alternatively, you can use carob syrup instead of sugar.

Carob Powder BIO 300gr. (Pack of 3)

Original price was: €6.60.Current price is: €5.94.
Caffeine-free - Gluten Free - No preservatives or additives - 100% carob   Carob powder can substitute cacao or chocolate. It is a natural sweetener rich in calcium, phosphorus, potassium, carbohydrates, protein, magnesium, vitamin A, B and D, and various metals. It is of ahigher nutritional value than chocolate and contains less than half of cacao’s fat. For a chocolate beverage, replace 2 scoops of chocolate with 3 scoops of carob powder. For cacao, replace it with equal quantity of carob powder. It can also be used in sweets, cakes, pastries, drinks and milkshakes like cocoa. As it is a natural sweetener it requires less additional sugar. Alternatively, you can use carob syrup instead of sugar.
INGREDIENTS: CAROB IN POWDER STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Keep in a room temperature in dry and shaded place NUTRITION FACTS (per 100gr): nutrition facts carob tea
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INGREDIENTS: CAROB IN POWDER STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Keep in a room temperature in dry and shaded place NUTRITION FACTS (per 100gr): nutrition facts carob tea
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Nutrition Carob Bar 50gr.

2.20

Carob Nutrient Bar

Handmade nutritional bar with organic carob honey and uncooked thyme honey.
No sugar and no preservatives.

Nutrition Carob Bar 50gr. (Pack of 5)

Original price was: €11.00.Current price is: €9.90.

Carob Nutrient Bar

Handmade nutritional bar with organic carob honey and uncooked thyme honey.
No sugar and no preservatives.
Components: almonds, organic carob honey, uncooked thyme honey, dried fruits (dates, raisins, figs), sesame NUTRITION FACTS (per 100gr):
Components: almonds, organic carob honey, uncooked thyme honey, dried fruits (dates, raisins, figs), sesame NUTRITION FACTS (per 100gr):

Raw Carob Syrup BIO 350gr.

5.40
Our carob syrop is produced from the pods of the carob tree and has a mild, sweet flavor. It can be used as sweetener in cakes, tahini, hot and cold beverages, yogurt, ice cream and rice. It is a great substitute of sugar. Carob honey is also known as a traditional medicine for cough and sore throat. It is rich in calcium (almost three times more than milk- carob contains 350 mg per 100gr in comparison to milk that contains 120 mg per 100gr). Its flavor can differ depending on the variety without altering its nutritional value. For its production, only Cretan carobs are used. It is consumed raw as a fruit. Be careful with the hard pods. Preparation under 40 cesium degrees.

Raw Carob Syrup BIO 350gr. (Pack of 3)

Original price was: €16.20.Current price is: €14.58.
Our carob syrop is produced from the pods of the carob tree and has a mild, sweet flavor. It can be used as sweetener in cakes, tahini, hot and cold beverages, yogurt, ice cream and rice. It is a great substitute of sugar. Carob honey is also known as a traditional medicine for cough and sore throat. It is rich in calcium (almost three times more than milk- carob contains 350 mg per 100gr in comparison to milk that contains 120 mg per 100gr). Its flavor can differ depending on the variety without altering its nutritional value. For its production, only Cretan carobs are used. It is consumed raw as a fruit. Be careful with the hard pods. Preparation under 40 cesium degrees.
INGREDIENTS: Carob, Water STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Keep in a room temperature in dry and shaded place NUTRITION FACTS (per 100gr):
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INGREDIENTS: Carob, Water STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Keep in a room temperature in dry and shaded place NUTRITION FACTS (per 100gr):
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Raw Carob Flour 300gr.

2.00
Caffeine-free - Gluten Free - No preservatives or additives - 100% carob   Preparation under 40ο C. Raw carob powder can be used alone or mixed with flour in cakes and pastries, in drinks and milkshakes. It’s a natural sweetener and rich in calcium, phosphorus, potassium, carbohydrates, protein, magnesium, vitamin A, B and D, and various metals.

Raw Carob Flour 300gr. (Pack of 3)

Original price was: €6.00.Current price is: €5.40.
Caffeine-free - Gluten Free - No preservatives or additives - 100% carob   Preparation under 40ο C. Raw carob powder can be used alone or mixed with flour in cakes and pastries, in drinks and milkshakes. It’s a natural sweetener and rich in calcium, phosphorus, potassium, carbohydrates, protein, magnesium, vitamin A, B and D, and various metals.
INGREDIENTS: CAROB IN POWDER STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Keep in a room temperature in dry and shaded place NUTRITION FACTS (per 100gr): nutrition facts carob tea
 
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INGREDIENTS: CAROB IN POWDER STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Keep in a room temperature in dry and shaded place NUTRITION FACTS (per 100gr): nutrition facts carob tea
 
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Caroffee 300gr.

2.60
Caffeine Free – Gluten Free – Naturally Sweet   Caroffee can be produced like drip coffee, espresso, Greek coffee or frappe. For an ice coffee / frappe, add ice cubes or put it in the fridge. Caroffee can be combined with regular coffee in order to reduce the caffeine and add vitamins. Whoever wants to get rid of the coffee habit, he can do it with Caroffee’s help.

Caroffee 300gr. (Pack of 3)

Original price was: €7.80.Current price is: €7.02.
Caffeine Free – Gluten Free – Naturally Sweet   Caroffee can be produced like drip coffee, espresso, Greek coffee or frappe. For an ice coffee / frappe, add ice cubes or put it in the fridge. Caroffee can be combined with regular coffee in order to reduce the caffeine and add vitamins. Whoever wants to get rid of the coffee habit, he can do it with Caroffee’s help.
INGREDIENTS: CAROB IN POWDER STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Keep in a room temperature in dry and shaded place NUTRITION FACTS (per 100gr): nutrition facts carob tea
 
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INGREDIENTS: CAROB IN POWDER STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Keep in a room temperature in dry and shaded place NUTRITION FACTS (per 100gr): nutrition facts carob tea
 
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Carob Tea BIO 300gr.

2.00
Caffeine-free - Gluten Free - No preservatives or additives - 100% carob   In addition to its health benefits, it is a refreshing beverage which can be consumed hot or cold or like an ice tea. Its preparation is simple. Put 2-3 scoops in a half cup of water and boil it for about 3 minutes. Filter it and serve it hot or, if you prefer, cold, add some ice cubes and wait until it gets cold. Carob sweetens the water and therefore it requires noadditional sugar. If you prefer your tea sweeter, you can use our carob syrup for more energy and sweetness. You can also consume it raw as a snack,hence benefiting your body with the nutrients contained in carob. Rich in calcium, phosphorus, potassium, carbohydrates, protein, magnesium, vitamin A, B and D, and various metals.
INGREDIENTS: Carob in pieces STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Keep in a room temperature in dry and shaded place NUTRITION FACTS (per 100gr): nutrition facts carob tea
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Carob mini Rusk 300gr.

3.75

mini Carob Rusk

The Cretan carob nut is a ptraditional Greek bakery product, with carob flavor.
Contains only natural ingredients, such as water, olive oil, high-quality flour and carob powder, without preservatives and additives.
It has nutritional value with many health benefits. It is rich in fiber and has all the ingredients for a proper nutritional diet.
  • It is of small size,
  • slightly sweet,
  • carob flavor and
  • sprinkled with sesame seeds.
 
You can serve them together with other cookies and biscuits when drinking/serving coffee, tea or plain milk. It can be eaten plain or with any coating, such as tomato, cheese, pickles, olives, etc.
It is an ideal supplement for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
No added sugar. Components: flour, barley, carob flour, salt, yeast, sesame NUTRITION FACTS (per 100gr):

Whole Carob 300gr.

1.70

Caffeine-free - Gluten Free - No preservatives or additives – Naturally sweet – Lightly roasted - 100% Cretan carob

  Carob is a nutritionally complete fruit and its nutritional value is remarkable. It is rich in fibers, polyphenols and tannins which provide its antioxidant properties.  Although it is rich in natural sugars,it islowin calories, fat, gluten-free andcaffeine free. Carob is rich in vitamins A,B and D, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, carbohydrates, protein, magnesium, and various metals. It is consumed raw as a fruit. Be careful with the hard pods.

Whole Carob 300gr. (Pack of 3)

Original price was: €5.10.Current price is: €4.59.

Caffeine-free - Gluten Free - No preservatives or additives – Naturally sweet – Lightly roasted - 100% Cretan carob

  Carob is a nutritionally complete fruit and its nutritional value is remarkable. It is rich in fibers, polyphenols and tannins which provide its antioxidant properties.  Although it is rich in natural sugars,it islowin calories, fat, gluten-free andcaffeine free. Carob is rich in vitamins A,B and D, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, carbohydrates, protein, magnesium, and various metals. It is consumed raw as a fruit. Be careful with the hard pods.
INGREDIENTS: Whole Carob STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Keep in a room temperature in dry and shaded place NUTRITION FACTS (per 100gr):
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INGREDIENTS: Whole Carob STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Keep in a room temperature in dry and shaded place NUTRITION FACTS (per 100gr):
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Nutrition Carob Bar with Chocolate 45gr. BIO

2.20

Handmade nutritional chocolate bar

Organic carob honey and uncooked thyme honey, without sugar and without preservatives.
Contains nuts and dried fruits.

Nutrition Carob Bar with Chocolate 45gr. BIO (Packet of 5)

Original price was: €11.00.Current price is: €9.90.

Handmade nutritional chocolate bar

Organic carob honey and uncooked thyme honey, without sugar and without preservatives.
Contains nuts and dried fruits.
Components: almonds, peanuts, dates, chocolates (70% cocoa mass, raw cane sugar, cocoa butter) carob honey, carob powder, honey, raisins, figs NUTRITION FACTS (per 100gr):
Components: almonds, peanuts, dates, chocolates (70% cocoa mass, raw cane sugar, cocoa butter) carob honey, carob powder, honey, raisins, figs NUTRITION FACTS (per 100gr):

 

Conclusion

Carob, with its exceptional nutritional profile and numerous health benefits, has solidified its position as a sought-after natural sweetener and health product. It is a beneficial addition to any diet due to its fiber-rich makeup, wealth of vitamins and minerals, and antioxidant capabilities. You may enjoy sweetness guilt-free while reaping the benefits of this wonderful legume by using carob into your culinary undertakings. Accept the benefits of carob and set out on a path to a more tasty, healthier way of life.