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Carob, the natural fight against osteoporosis

Carob, an almost unknown superfood that thrives in Crete, helps health in many ways. It has antioxidant (helps to deal with oxygen free radicals, which attack cells accelerating processes such as aging, chronic damage and diseases such as heart disease and cancer) and anti-diabetic (has a very low glycemic index).<!–more –>
It also has antiviral properties (the nutrients contained in carob strengthen the immune system and help it ward off viral diseases), anti-diarrheal properties and hypolipidemic (carob contains lignin, which helps fight ‘bad’ cholesterol [LDL]).

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.
INGREDIENTS: Whole Carob STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Keep in a room temperature in dry and shaded place
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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.
INGREDIENTS: CAROB IN POWDER STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Keep in a room temperature in dry and shaded place
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Caroffee BIO 300gr.

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.
INGREDIENTS: CAROB IN POWDER STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Keep in a room temperature in dry and shaded place
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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.
INGREDIENTS: CAROB IN POWDER STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Keep in a room temperature in dry and shaded place
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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.
INGREDIENTS: Carob, Water STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Keep in a room temperature in dry and shaded place
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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.
Components: almonds, organic carob honey, uncooked thyme honey, dried fruits (dates, raisins, figs), sesame

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.
INGREDIENTS: CAROB IN POWDER STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Keep in a room temperature in dry and shaded place
 
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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.
INGREDIENTS: CAROB IN POWDER STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Keep in a room temperature in dry and shaded place
 
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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
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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

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.
INGREDIENTS: Whole Carob STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Keep in a room temperature in dry and shaded place
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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.
Components: almonds, peanuts, dates, chocolates (70% cocoa mass, raw cane sugar, cocoa butter) carob honey, carob powder, honey, raisins, figs

But what many people don’t know is that carob is a top plant-based source of calcium. Essentially, carob contains twice as much calcium as milk, as it offers us 348mg of calcium per 100g, while in comparison milk contains only 120 to 130mg of calcium per 100g. The body’s requirements for calcium are particularly high, especially during childhood and adolescence, but also during pregnancy and menopause. Calcium is an inorganic metal, very important for bone health and beyond, since it strengthens nerves, muscles and the heart. Two tablespoons of carob honey have 42 mg of calcium!

Usually, calcium deficiency in our body results in osteoporosis, due to reduced calcium intake, combined with reduced exercise and smoking. In this condition the bones wear out, become porous and take on a spongy appearance. The sufficient amount of calcium, throughout our life and especially until the age of 20-25 years (especially for women) can reduce it by up to 50%.

Carob contains calcium, but not oxalic acid. Oxalic acid tends to reduce the body’s ability to absorb calcium and zinc and is found in cocoa and chocolate. A diet high in oxalates also increases the risk of developing kidney stones. Carob powder does not contain oxalates. On the contrary, carob has a much lower caloric value than chocolate (it has 60% fewer calories) and is therefore considered its perfect substitute. In fact, precisely because of its high content of calcium and phosphorus, it is considered to contribute to the prevention of osteoporosis.

In addition, 100 g of carob contains 3.0 mg of iron, which is as much as would be included in 100 g of cooked lentils. At the same time, carob flour contains 54 mg of magnesium, a building block of bones, 0.6 mg of copper as well as vitamins of the B complex. We recommend carob honey as a natural source of calcium and magnesium intake for the treatment of osteoporosis and other calcium deficiency diseases. Of course, the treatment plan is defined by the doctor, taking into account the special characteristics of the person.

he carob is suitable for everyone! In addition to the above, it contains 40g of dietary fiber per 100g, is easily digestible, gluten-free (suitable for individuals with celiac disease), helps prevent constipation and promote smooth bowel function, and can greatly reduce symptoms of acute diarrhea. Carob contains tannins and fibrous substances like lignin, which have a stabilizing effect on cholesterol and can help reduce “bad” (LDL) cholesterol.

The glycemic index of carob is very low. It does not contain caffeine and is perfectly suitable for individuals with diabetes. In general, it has positive effects on blood glucose levels and is used in the management of diabetes and obesity. The fruit of the carob tree also contains polyphenols, antioxidant compounds that aid in cancer prevention and the management of hyperlipidemia.

REFERENCES:

Carob Osteoporosis
LG Raisz “Osteoporosis: current approaches and future prospects in diagnosis, pathogenesis, and management”
Aline Morgado Martins “Carob: a healthy replacement to cocoa”
LMD Santos, LF Campos, LT Tulio, MR Dorneles “Glycemic response to Carob (Ceratonia siliqua L) in healthy subjects and with the in vitro hydrolysis index”