5 benefits of Carob from biza | IbizaFoodie
The carob is a delicious fruit, perfect as a substitute for chocolate, full of nutritional benefits and excellent properties.
Fruit of the carob tree, Ceratonia Siliqua L., native to the Mediterranean, which can measure up to ten meters high and another two meters in diameter. This tree is representative of the fields and crops of Ibiza.
The carob is very rich in essential nutrients, among which we can mention both vitamins and minerals. In addition, it stands out for being very low in fat and for providing an interesting and satiating effect very useful for weight loss diets.
Today we introduce you 5 benefits of this peculiar vegetable so little known and so present in our island.
1.Rich in vitamins:
Vitamin D and vitamins of group B, among which B1, B2 and B3 stand out.
2. Rich in Fibre:
The carob tree stands out for its high fiber content, which means that its regular consumption is extremely beneficial for our intestinal transit, since it improves and regulates it.
3. Perfect for diets:
Among other benefits it decreases of appetite and satiates more. It is an alternative to very healthy chocolate that also provides a greater amount of calcium.
4. Suitable for coeliacs:
The carob does not contain gluten, so it is a perfect option for people with coeliac diseases, who can consume it as juices, flours, cookies, and many other forms.
5. Rich in tannins:
Tannins are phenolic compounds that have astringent and anti-inflammatory properties, therefore, they are very useful before diarrhea or gastroenteritis.
Note: excessive consumption of carob can cause the opposite results of what we are looking for and can cause intestinal problems.