Carob Powder, 1oz.

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Carob is a small, drought-tolerant species of tree that thrives in the arid climates of Africa, Asia, and Southern Europe. The term “carob” refers to the fruit of the tree, which are flat, bean-like pods that harbor numerous tiny seeds. Also called Locust Pods and Sweet Pods, these fruits are used as a substitute for chocolate in sweets, baked goods and beverages.*

Medicinally, carob is used for digestion problems including diarrhea, heartburn, and the intestine’s inability to properly absorb certain nutrients from food. These absorption disorders include celiac disease and sprue. Other uses of carob include treatment of obesity, vomiting during pregnancy, and high cholesterol. In infants, carob is used for vomiting, retching cough, and diarrhea.*