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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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.
CHRISTOPHER NYERGES AND MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF