Tip of the day – Natural sweetener! No more chocolate!

Carob - carob powder- carob syrup from cretansoilCarob is a healthy cocoa-chocolate substitute  or a natural sweetener if you prefer. It is rich in vitamins A , B , B2 , B3 and D provide many minerals and trace elements. Carobs, help in digestion, decrease cholesterol levels, relieve diarrhea in infants and adults, relieves asthma, ( whether caused by allergies or not) , soothe coughs and colds , containing Gallic acid and help prevent polio .

According to the oldest Cretans carob is known to help increase libido and sperm count ;)

Among the products which can produced with carob is: carob flour, coffee beverage type, the carob oil , carob syrup and the substitute tea carob. Of these various kinds such as prepared pudding , cakes , cookies and milkshakes .

Carob has a long history of human consumption. The Greek philosopher Theophrastus recorded 4 BC that his countrymen Greeks called carob ” Egyptian fig .”

There is evidence that the ancient Egyptians used carob . Pods and carob seeds have been found in Egyptian tombs. Also the Romans ate the peels carob for its natural sweetness while still green and fresh .

Therefore, carob as a food is not a recent discovery. As older people say here in Crete, carob was our chocolate, our sweet and our prize which we had to win in our days! Is one of the ” Lost Treasures of Crete .”

Especially in Crete cultivation of carob was widespread. In periods of occupation of Crete , such as German , thousands of families were able to survive the harvest and consumption of wild bean . Were used to prepare various types mainly flour until …. “Brown ” as they called a brew based locust .

Currently CretanSoil offers just Carob syrup but we intend to get more carob products for you. Click here for more information and to get Carob syrup or subscribe to our Newsletter to stay in touch with our latest news, offers and new products releases.

Have you used carob or any of its products before??? If so inform us or the others, reading this post!! Thaaanks!!