Carob Pods: The Natural Sweetener

Carob pods are a sweet treat with a taste suggestive of chocolate, but nutritionally a lot better for you.



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Making carob flour is a matter of removing the seeds, drying the husks over hot coals, and grinding them with a stone mortar and pestle into a fine, dark meal.
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Carob pods are flat and leathery, and can be foraged and eaten directly off the tree... but you'll have to spit out the hard seeds that are inside!
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Ceratonia siliqua is a dense shade tree that reaches heights of up to 50 feet. Several thousands of pod-producing evergreens were planted in Pasadena schoolyards during the Depression by Seventh Day Adventists... who hoped to provide a free, nutritious treat for schoolchildren.
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Carob powder is a naturally delicious addition to many cake and candy recipes.
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