Sicilian Carob: A Super Food Rich in Nutrients
What is Carob?
The carob is a typical fruit of the Mediterranean area : the carob groves, centuries-old and huge evergreen trees, are majestic shrubs that characterize our countryside in Ragusa.
Carob, their fruit, is a nutrient-rich food that can bring numerous benefits to our health. The multiple properties of carob are widely recognized today and this prodigious super food is increasingly entering the diet, especially for those who prefer a more attentive approach to health.
In fact, the carob fruit contains a great variety and diversity of polyphenols, minerals and amino acids ; mineral salts such as potassium, calcium, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, selenium and iron; B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B12), vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin J and dietary folates .
Knowing the benefits of carob is the key to a healthier and richer life!
Nutritional elements, in fact, are essential to prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity.
The antioxidants present in carob are able to tackle free radicals and toxins that undermine people's health; moreover, carob contains a substance called gallic acid with anti-inflammatory properties that help prevent joint pain and, at the same time, helps improve digestion and liver function thanks to the high fiber content.
Incorporating carob into our diet would therefore be essential!
Inserting carob into our daily diet is very simple: smoothies and smoothies, herbal teas, salads, soups, desserts, pasta, bread and much more. Its natural sweetness makes it a healthy sweetener for drinks and desserts. Goodbye refined sugars!
In short, carob is one of those foods that combines flavor and well-being and that cannot be missing in our kitchen!
How to use carob in the kitchen?
Carob is also an ideal source of energy for our body: it contains a significant amount of natural sugars that provide a short-term source of fuel, and also of fiber , which helps regulate the absorption of nutrients in our body.
Carob is a delicious food that can be eaten raw, roasted or in the form of flour or natural extract . In fact, it is possible to use carob pulp flour to prepare cakes, biscuits, pasta , bread, unleavened bread and other specialties. Carob, in its natural liquid extract version, can also be consumed as a salad dressing like balsamic vinegar or on cheese or red and white meat to flavor gourmet dishes...many chefs use it and are unable to make more less!
What about carob seed flour?
The seeds of the carob are called carats and, in ancient times, they were used as a unit of measurement for weighing gold since each seed was identical to the other, same exact weight, same size so as to be considered, in fact, a unit of measure unchanged over time. Today carob seeds, which by nature are inedible and chewable as they are very hard, are used, in the form of very fine flour, as a tasteless natural and organic thickener to make sauces or ice cream more full-bodied and compact. The largest ice cream manufacturers, for example the giant Algida , one in very large quantities ... did you know that?
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