The health benefits of carob are many and it is characterized as a fruit-medicine. Carob has been known for its nutritional and healing properties since antiquity.
Depending on the processing that carob has undergone can give us:
- carob honey which has a mild and sweet taste and can be used as a sweetener for cakes, hot and cold drinks, yoghurt, ice cream, as a dressing for salads and meat sauces. As an excellent flavor enhancer, it acts as a substitute for honey and sugar. It is used as a traditional remedy for cough and sore throat and it is a very good calcium supplement for those suffering from osteoporosis.
- Carob flour, which is used to make bread, biscuits, cakes and rusks because of its pleasant, sweet taste and
- Carob powder that can be used to replace cocoa or sugar.