It is the fruit of the carob tree that is an evergreen, native tree that thrives in the countries surrounding the Mediterranean and throughout the Middle East. Carobs are rich in calcium, and contain 350 mg per 100 gr. Comparatively with milk – often regarded as an excellent source of calcium – contains only 120 – 130 mg. Carobs contain about 4% protein and 76% carbohydrates. Although they are very sweet, they contain 60% fewer calories than chocolate.
Moreover, they contain significant amounts of phosphorus and potassium. Also they contain small amounts of sodium and iron, and are rich in vitamin A, B vitamins and many other metals. Boiling carobs we produce, from honey that exists within them, the “carob syrop”, the flavor of which resembles to chocolate.