The mystical and aromatic carob plant is from the family of the legumes and thus bears fruit in the form of pods. Seed powder is a very sweet flour with cocoa flavor and quite similar in many therapeutic and nutritional properties, and with the great advantage that it does not contain gluten, so people with celiac can use. The Indians used it to produce beverages and today is used to prepare many dishes, especially desserts, with a taste similar to chocolate but with better benefits. This flour is rich in natural sugars (advantage against refined sugar containing conventional chocolate), contains much iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, etc., and many vitamins as A, B1 and D. It has little fat and also beneficial fats, so it produces no gain. Compared to chocolate, carob is three times richer in calcium.
Serves: 4 people
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