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Set aside the sugar with the natural sweetener, the Carob Syrup!

One of the top products produced from the miraculous carob tree is Carob Syrup. This is a special syrup that is contained in locusts and has excellent properties. in Greek it is called “charoupomelo”.

One could, and not wrongly, compare Carob Syrup with the Greek ‘petimezi’, i.e. grape syrup, as they have a similar thick texture and natural sweet taste. Carob Syrup however, is much more nutritious and has a milder sweetness so it can have more uses.

In order to produce Carob Syrup, it is necessary to break the locusts into small pieces, to remove their seeds from their interior, and then with special processing in suitable machines, the Carob Syrup is produced at very low temperatures. Actually, because of the very low temperature during the processing and production of Carob Syrup, the final product is much more nutritious than homemade carob Syrup, which has been exposed to boiling for at least 10 minutes.

But why is it so beneficial to our health?

If we take a ripe and good quality carob and break it into pieces, we will see a thick honey gushing from the pod. This is exactly the raw Carob Syrup. Raw Carob Syrup, like the one that is lightly processed at low temperature, is a pure derivative of the miraculous carob and this is because it has all the ingredients in it, unrefined.

Carob, and consequently Carob Syrup, is an excellent source of calcium. Specifically, it contains 350mg of calcium per 100ml, which is three times more calcium than milk! For this reason, the consumption of Carob Syrup by women during pregnancy, in cases of osteoporosis and in general, its consumption by athletes and children in development is recommended.

Recent research has shown that Carob Syrup has a high concentration of D-pinitol (5-8 g / 100g), a cyclic alcohol that can be used in medicine, as it can be used to reduce fatty acid levels, which is associated with assessment of the metabolic status of the organism and the treatment of people with endocrine diseases, as well as with the monitoring of diabetes and its chronic complications: obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and others.

Until recently, soy and other legumes had been used as the main source for D-pinitol extraction. However, the concentration of D-pinitol in soy is only 1%, compared to 5-8% of locust bean, which is why the latter quickly attracted scientific attention. Of course, there are still difficulties in isolating D-pinitol from the carob sugars (40-50%), as it is a difficult process of the fruit. Thus new and more effective methods are being sought for the extraction of D-pinitol from locust bean.

  • – Carob honey is also known as a traditional medicine for coughs and sore throats.
  • – The fiber contained in carob honey helps in the smoother functioning of the intestine.

 

Uses of carob honey

Two tablespoons of Carob Syrup a day can have obvious effects on your daily diet. Carob Syrup can be an excellent substitute for other sweeteners, such as sugar products and other additives. So you can put aside much of your daily sugar intake.
Carob Syrup perfectly accompanies your breakfast meal, like tahini, and it enhances the taste wherever it is added. It combines sweet with sour flavors, while harmonizing with almost all pastry recipes (cakes, ice cream, etc.).

We also suggest you try using it as a sweetener in your hot or cold drink, possibly instead of honey, for a new taste experience.

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Carob Syrup products

Carob honey with petimezi 120gr.

4.80
Carob honey with petimezi is very nutritious and has a mild sweetness so it can have more uses. Contains iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, trace elements, vitamins A and D, vitamin B complex, but also calcium three times more than milk. It is worth noting that it is one of the most effective ΄΄medicines΄΄ against constipation since it cleans the human intestinal system.

PROPERTIES

The calcium that carob honey contains to a large extent plays a decisive role in many body functions:
-in the structure and strength of bones and teeth - transmission of nerve messages -function of the heart -muscle contraction and relaxation -necessary for blood clotting -function of various metabolic enzymes For this and its use you recommend to:
-pregnancy period, -cases of osteoporosis, -all the period of proper and natural development of your children, -cases of poor bowel function. Include carob honey in your diet and everyday life, with two teaspoons a day, which is enough to soon see its beneficial effects. You can use it as a natural sweetener in tea, yogurt, cakes, ice cream as a syrup or anything else you want as a supplement. Components: grape syrup 20%, carob syrup 80%

Carob Syrup 350gr.

4.70
Our carob syrup 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.
INGREDIENTS: Carob, Water 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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Recipe book with Carob

2.95
Great treasures of Crete, thematic series around Cretan products, and recipes using carob products . 2nd book of the series.   Available in ENGLISH , FRENCH and GREEK language

 

The best selling products of this year

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