Carob

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The fruit growing from an evergreen tree that originated in the Mediterranean region and is now grown in warm climates throughout the world. Carob fruit is actually a pod or a legume that is approximately 6 to 10 inches in length and dark brown in color. Edible as a pod, carob pods are pulverized into a powder that is used to make carob flour and carob products, such as carob chips. This fruit is a common substitute for chocolate in recipes using chocolate chips, cocoa or chocolate flavoring. Containing only a third of the calories of chocolate, carob is fat free and rich in sucrose and pectin.

USDA Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 cup
Calories222
Protein4g
Total Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates88g
Dietary Fiber39g
Sugars49g
Potassium827mg
Sodium35mg
Cholesterol0mg
Serving Size1 oz
Calories540
Protein8g
Total Fat31g
Total Carbohydrates56g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars34g
Potassium633mg
Sodium107mg
Cholesterol1mg
Serving Size1 tbsp
Calories372
Protein1g
Total Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates93g
Dietary Fiber8g
Potassium104mg
Sodium103mg
Cholesterol0mg

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