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Carob Powder Organic Cocoa Substitute Creta Carob 350gr

Organic roasted carob powder is a great substitute for cocoa powder. It can be used in confectionary, in cakes, hot drinks, milk shakes and dessert.
Gross Weight: 0,4 Kg

Availability: In stock


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Creta Carob

Description

Organic Carob Powder 

Roasted organic carob powder is a great substitute of cocoa powder and a healthy alternative of chocolate. It can be used to make cakes, hot drinks, milkshakes and desserts with the distinctive carob taste and aroma. It is also used in pharmaceutical and tobacco industries. 

Orcanic carob powder is naturally sweet with enhanced aroma and taste due to the fact that the pods are roasted before milling. Roasted Carob powder can be used in the same manner as cocoa powder. For every ounce of chocolate, substitute 3 tablespoons carob powder mixed with 2 tablespoons water, for powdered cocoa, substitute with equal amounts of carob powder.

100% organic, gluten freee, no perservatives and fillers added.

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.
 
Resources

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.
 
History

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.

Recipe

Carob biscuits made with organic carob powderIngredients
6 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 eggs
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup carob powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
Powdered sugar
 

Directions
1. Melt the butter.
2. In a bowl mix beat eggs, granulated sugar and vanilla until thick, pour in butter and stir until blended.
3. In another bowl mix together flour, carob powder, baking powder and salt; put into egg mixture and stir just until smoothly blended.
4. Spread the mixture into the baking pan and bake in a 325 C° oven for 20 minutes.
5. Let it cool and spread powdered sugar over top.
6. Cut into squares.

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