Unit weight: 1oz
Ceratonia siliqua Carob is typically dried or roasted and is mildly sweet. In powdered, chip, or syrup form it is used as an ingredient in cakes and cookies, and may act as a substitute for chocolate. The seeds, also known as locust beans, are used as animal feed and are the source of locust bean gum- a food thickening agent. Crushed pods may be used to make a beverage; compotes, liqueurs, and syrups are made from carob in Turkey, Malta, Portugal, Spain and Sicily. In Libya, carob syrup (there called rub) is used as a complement to Asida, a dish made of a cooked wheat flour lump of dough, usually with added butter or honey. The so-called carob syrup made in Peru is actually from the fruit of the Prosopis nigra tree. Carob has also been used in dog treats.
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