Carob

Carob

Carob powder comes from finely ground, dried and toasted pods of the carob tree. It is healthy alternative to cocoa that´s low in calories and contains no fat. Carob is excellent substitute for chocolate or cocoa powder in cakes and desserts. Has specific sweet taste. In compare with cocoa it contains no caffeine.

 

Where does carob come from

 

Ancient Greeks were the first to grow carob trees, which are now grown all over the world, from India to Australia.

The pod contains a sweet, edible pulp. Once dried and roasted, the pulp is ground into a powder called carob flour (but more commonly referred to as "carob powder").

 

How is carob used

 

The most common use for carob is in food and has:

 

  • a lot of fiber
  • antioxidants
  • low amounts of fat and sugar
  • no caffeine
  • no gluten

 

Because carob is naturally sweet, it can help satisfy your sugar cravings.

 

Carob is also an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. Carob has vitamins:

 

A

B-2

B-3

B-6

 

It also has these minerals:

 

copper

calcium

manganese

potassium

magnesium

zinc

selenium

 

Carob is also high in fiber, pectin, and protein.

 

Carob Cupcakes

 

Amount for about 36 cupcakes.

 

Bottom

2,7 oz walnuts

4,2 oz dates

1,2 oz flaxseeds (grounded)

5 oz coconut

0,6 oz cacao

+ 1/2 cup of water

 

Mix it in food processor then add water and make dough which place to the bottom of cupcake form.

 

Cream

3 oz cashews

5 oz dates

8,5 oz water

4,5 oz coconut oil

1,5 oz carob

 

Mix everything in blender until is smooth and fill the rest of cupcake form.

 

On the top I used crashed nuts.

 

Enjoy it :-)

 

 

 

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