Plant Information

Common Name: TREE - CAROB TREE
Scientific Name: Ceratonia siliqua
Alternative Names: Johannesbroodboom

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  • Perennial
  • Medium-sized evergreen tree.

Culinary Uses

  • The pods are eaten as sweetmeat.
  • The seeded pods can be processed and boiled into thick molasses - or ground into a tasty flour and used as a chocolate substitude

Parts Used

  • The ripe pods and seeds.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • The pods are rich in sugar - up to 50%.
  • The flour has more vitamins and minerals, less fat and fewer calories (180 kcal per 100g) than chjocolate made from cocoa powder.
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