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It 'a food with interesting healing and nutritional properties. They have a sweet taste and they can produce syrups, liqueurs and flour. Sicilian country tradition is a liqueur flavored with orange carob or chocolate.

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The pods are the fruit of the carob tree, an evergreen tree and spontaneous typical of Sicily, which can reach 500 years of age. Its scientific name is Ceratonia Siliqua and belongs to the Fabaceae family.
The fruit of the carob tree have a shape similar to the bean pod although larger in size and dark brown in color. In ancient times the pods were one of the means of livelihood for people and animals while now has been almost completely forgotten.
Chemical composition:
The carob contains 3.7% water, 4.8% protein, 50% sugar, 0.7% fat, 41% of dietary fiber and 2.3% ash.
These minerals: potassium, calcium, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium and iron.
The fruits of the carob tree contain vitamin A, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, vitamin C, vitamin E,
K and J and food folate.
The pods contain 4.1 mg of omega 3 and 218 mg of omega 6 fatty acids fatty acids.
Gluten free
Probably not everyone knows that the pods are a food gluten-free and therefore can be safely consumed by people with celiac disease.
Satiating properties:
The high-fiber food is a food with carob satiating properties and because its intake is recommended in slimming diets.
Carob is rich in calcium and phosphorus, these two minerals have an active role in the prevention of osteoporosis.
Lowers Cholesterol:
A study published in 2003 on 'European Journal of Nutrition suggests that foods enriched with carob fiber
They have beneficial effects in terms of reduction of the rate of cholesterol in the blood.
Antioxidants properties
A study published in 2002 in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, showed that polyphenols extracted from carob pods
have a positive impact in countering the effects of free radicals.
Packaging: 150gr
Farm: Sole e Terra Ct

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