Carob Powder, 4oz, Live Live & Organic
Delicious chocolate alternative.
Used as substitute for chocolate in smoothies and deserts. Mildly sweet, free from the stimulants (caffeine and theobromine) found in chocolate.
Carob is a versatile and nutritious food derived from the pods of the carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua). While it may not have as extensive research as some other superfoods, it offers a range of potential health benefits.
Here are some of the key health benefits associated with carob:
Digestive health: Carob is naturally rich in dietary fiber, which can support digestive health. The fiber content helps promote regular bowel movements, prevent constipation, and support the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.
Cholesterol management: Carob contains polyphenols, including gallic acid and tannins, which have been found to help reduce total cholesterol and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. This can contribute to heart health and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Blood sugar regulation: Carob has a low glycemic index, meaning it does not cause a sharp spike in blood sugar levels. It may be a suitable alternative to higher glycemic index sweeteners for individuals with diabetes or those aiming to manage blood sugar levels.