Carob is a tree (Ceratonia siliqua) in the pea family, which grows pods that contain seeds that can be used in food. These seeds are dried or roasted and ground to a powder that is slightly sweet and is commonly used as a chocolate substitute. The seeds are also commonly known as locust beans, which are the source of the food-thickening agent known as locust bean gum.
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14 AUGUST 2017
By Katie Woodward
Carob rose to popularity in the 1980s as a chocolate substitute because of its natural sweetness and is now again experiencing a spike in demand due to its nutritional value. Katie Woodward takes a closer look at the chocolate substitute.