Carob Tea Organic Creta Carob 500gr

Organic caffeine and gluten free carob tea which besides its healthy benefits, makes a refreshing drink that can be consumed hot or cold as an ice-tea.
Gross Weight: 0,6 Kg

Availability: In stock

€3,90 3.90
Creta Carob


Carob Tea

Carob tea makes a refreshing healthy drink that can be consumed hot or cold as common tea. It's preparation is simple. Wash the carob tea well and place 2 tablespoon in one cup of hot water. Boil it for about 20 min and then filter it with a strainer. If you prefer your carob tea cold, put some ice in it and wait until it cools or put it in the fridge. The carob tea is naturally sweet but if you want it even sweeter, use our carob syrup instead of sugar. Also, it can be used in cooking as a side dish.

Carob tea is caffeine and gluten free. It is low in sodium and high in fibre. Thus, it has many health benefits, it is 100 % organic and ideal for those who follow a healthy diet. It is rich in vitamins such as vitamin E, B, B1, A and D2 and contains high levels of phosphorus, calcium and gallic acid. Therefore, is very useful to combat osteoporosis and polio. It is also ideal for diabetics and people with digestion problems.

The producer

Creta Carob

Creta Carob was established in 2006 and started its operations in 2011. It is a family company that main focus is the production of different biological products from the Carob Pods. Creta Carob is located in Crete Island in a little village called Argyroupoli. During our production process we combine ancient procedures with new technologies. Our final products correspond to the regulations of the E.U. and received the bio qualification in Greece and in the E.U. from DIO.

In Crete, the carob trees thrive in difficult soils and like arid conditions that are naturally free of fungus and pests. Thus, the uses of chemical sprays are not necessary on Crete Island. The tree grows 15 m in 50 years. It does not bear fruit for the first 15 years. However, once fruiting, it will yield one ton of beans in one harvest. Carob pods are harvested in the middle of September. The growing carob pods look like green broad beans but they turn to a dark glossy brown as they age. Each pod can contain up to 15 seeds.

Carob has a long history in human consumption. The Greek Theophrastus recorded in 4BC that his fellow Greeks called the carob the Egyptian Fig. There is also evidence that Ancient Egyptians used carob. Both the pods and seeds have been found in Egyptian Tombs. Further, the Romans ate the Carob pods when they were green and fresh for their natural sweetness. Thus, Carob is no newly discovered food. As the founder of Creta Carob, Elias Manousakas states "It is the lost treasure of Crete''.
Cretan Carob

Carob is up to 8% protein. It contains Vitamins A, B, B2, B3 and D. It is high in Calcium, phosphorus, pottasium, Magnesium and contains Iron Manganese, Barium, Copper and Nickel.

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