Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ingredients: Carob

Carobs hanging of a carob tree(Ceratonia siliq...Image via Wikipedia
A very good chocolate substitute is carob powder, it is much sweeter than chocolate, so it needs less sweetners. The carob tree is cultivated in the Mediterrenean area and is also called Saint John's bread because, according to tradition of some Christians, Saint John the Baptist subsisted on them in the wilderness.
I saw that "The Carob Cookbook" is available again and "The Carob Way to Health" too. Both books can give you some mighty ideas how to replace chocolate by carob and make some delicious desserts for you and your family. You can buy organic carob online here.
Here more about carob:
Amounts Per Selected Serving ~~ %DV
Vitamin A : 8.7IU
Vitamin C : 0.4mg
Vitamin E : 1.4mg
Vitamin K : 6.7mcg
Thiamin : 0.1mg
Riboflavin : 0.2mg
Niacin : 0.9mg
Vitamin B :60.1mg ~ 6%
Folate :18.3mcg ~5%
Vitamin B 1 : 20.2mcg ~ 4%
Pantothenic Acid 0.7mg ~ 7%
Choline :16.5mg
Total Omega-3 fatty acids 27.0mg
Total Omega-6 fatty acids 230mg
Amounts Per Selected Serving %DV
Calcium 264mg 26%
Iron 1.1mg ~ 6%
Magnesium 31.3mg ~ 8%
Phosphorus 110mg ~ 11%
Potassium 551mg ~16%
Sodium 93.1mg ~ 4%
Zinc 3.1mg ~ 20%
Copper 0.2mg ~ 8%
Manganese 0.1mg ~ 6%
Selenium 4.5mcg ~ 6%
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