Carob Powder is ground from carob pod, with a sweet taste similar to chocolate but with less fat and calories! Makes fabulous sweet desserts.
**NOTE: processed in a facility that also processes peanuts and tree nuts.**
Unlike chocolate, carob contains neither caffeine nor theobromine. Caffeine, and to a lesser extent theobromine, are both stimulants, making you more alert and giving you a boost of energy. However, they can also make you restless, anxious and irritable. Many people cannot have caffeinated products such as coffee and chocolate before bed, as it keeps them from sleeping. Too much caffeine can lead to headaches and even abnormal heart rhythms. For many people who consume caffeine on a regular basis, stopping consumption leads to symptoms of withdrawal. If you like a taste similar to chocolate, but without the stimulating effects, carob provides a suitable alternative.
Unlike chocolate, carob contains no oxalates. Oxalate consumption can lead to kidney stones. If you are at risk for kidney stone formation, your doctor may require you to limit oxalate-containing foods, including chocolate. Carob provides a chocolate-like flavor, but is very low in oxalates.
High in Calcium
Carob contains calcium, which is important for proper bone and teeth formation, helping prevent osteoporosis. About 3.5 oz. of carob provide almost half of the average person's daily calcium requirement, according to Jennifer Vimbor,, a registered dietitian and founder of Chicago's Nutrition Counseling Services. In contrast, chocolate contains oxalate which, according to MayoClinic.com, can actually inhibit the absorption of calcium into your bloodstream.
Vitamin and Mineral Rich
Carob contains a number of beneficial vitamins include vitamins A, B, B2, B3 and D. It is rich in minerals such as magnesium, iron, phosphorus, manganese and potassium. It is also a good source of fiber and protein. In additional to being naturally cholesterol-free, carob also contains pectin, which lowers cholesterol levels and decreases your risk for heart disease.
Carob treats coughs and may stop serious bouts of diarrhea. Typical remedies include dissolving 1 tbsp. of carob powder into a cup of liquid, such as water, or making a paste of carob powder and water. It may also ease nausea, vomiting and an upset stomach.
*As a result of changing seasons and crops, you may notice a difference or variation in the color, size, texture, taste, etc. of this product. We thank you for your kind understanding of these variances. Your feedback and suggestions are always welcome. We highly value your input, as it helps us to identify how we can better serve you in the future. Thank YOU! -The Raw Food World Team
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.