Makris and Kefalas  reported that carob pod
is more effective source of antioxidants than red wines.
One hundred grams of the edible portion of the carob pod
(about a cup of the entire pod, minus the seeds) contains 352 mg of calcium.
compare the physicochemical parameters, antioxidant activity, lipid composition, and sensory analyses of initial and roasted carob pod
powder obtained at different roasting temperatures.
During a recent family trip to Tenerife, I had come across a large empty seed pod, similar to a carob pod
. They were ubiquitous where we were staying and clearly a nuisance to the street cleaners but I really liked their shape and structure.
SWEET WORK: The different stages between carob pod
and finished product and (right) Emma Wood in a sticky situation; MELTING POT: Barbara Burgess, owner of D&D Chocolates in Nuneaton, and (below) Jacqui Stanley with some of their confectionery products
The carob pod
grows on a large tree native to the Mediterranean (Ceratonia siliqua).
siliqua carob pod
powder was recognized in the eastern Mediterranean region (Turkey and Syria).
Determination of chemical composition of Anatolian carob pod
(Ceratonia siliqua L.): sugar, Amino and organic Acids, Minerals and phenolic compounds.
For livestock feeding, carob pods
have been found slightly superior to barley.
WHEN THE carob pods
ripen, the wind will shake them off the tree and down onto the corrugated roof of the veranda -- clatter, bang, wallop -- every day and night for the next month.
At the base of these walls, neatly spaced around the perimeter, were low whitewashed troughs of stone, each of which held several bushels of farm produce: favas, almonds, carob pods
, wheat, and garbanzos.