Carob is a legume tree that is native to the eastern Mediterranean region and is now cultivated in many other parts of the world, including Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, and Australia. The tree produces edible pods that we use as a chocolate substitute and sweetener.
Carob pods are high in fiber, naturally sweet, and contain vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron, and potassium. They are also low in fat and calories, we use carob as an alternative to chocolate due to its similar taste and texture.
In addition to being a versatile food ingredient, carob has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. It is believed to have a soothing effect on the digestive system and may help to lower cholesterol levels and regulate blood sugar.