dried whole carob pods
extra cleaned – hand pick selected
10 kg net in cartons – bags inside
Dried Carob whole pods Locust bean
Packing : 15-20kg PP bags
Features: Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, Vegetal Origin It is widely cultivated for its edible fruit pods, and as an ornamental tree in gardens and landscapes.
The carob tree is native to the Mediterranean region and the Middle East.
Dried pod is often ground into carob powder, which was sometimes used as an ersatz cocoa powder, especially in the natural foods.The powder and chips can be used as a chocolate alternative in most recipes.
the scientific name of the carob tree: Ceratonia siliqua
After harvest, carob pods have a moisture content of 10–20% and should be dried down to a moisture content of 8% so the pods do not rot. Further processing separates the kernels (seeds) from the pulp. This process is called kibbling and results in seeds and pieces of carob pods (kibbles). Processing of the pulp includes grinding for animal feed production or roasting and milling for human food industry. carob pod is about 48–56% sugars and 18% cellulose and hemicellulose Carob pods are mildly sweet on their own (being roughly one third to one half sugar by dry weight), so they are used in powdered, chip or syrup form as an ingredient in cakes and cookies, sometimes as a substitute for chocolate in recipes because of the color, texture, and taste of carob.