DEHYDRATED DRY CARRUBES: properties, benefits:
The active ingredients of the carob are mainly present in the fleshy walls that separate the seeds from the pods.
The pulp contains the nutritive principles as well as fibers, salts minerals, tannins and precious trace elements, such as calcium, zinc, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and silicon.
The rubber, deriving from the thin shell of the seeds, is rich in polysaccharides, or complex sugars. Although fairly caloric, 207 calories per 100 grams, carob is rich in protein, fiber and complex sugars. It represents a source of antioxidants, in particular flavonoids and vitamin E, K.
As mentioned, carob seeds and pods are consumed, the pod is always rich in fiber and as said for the bean skins, also in in this case the fibers help to lower the cholesterol levels.
Among the nutritional properties we include the high content of vitamin E and vitamin K. Carobs are a good source of calcium and provide zinc, potassium and phosphorus.
The healing properties of carob are very popular, so that in many countries, carob syrup is used as a natural syrup for the streets respiratory, to treat cough and sore throat problems.
There are many studies that see carob as a valid natural remedy to treat diarrhea in children. Carobs are a slimming, astringent, antihemorrhagic, antacid, gastric antisecretory food. The minerals present are represented by potassium, calcium, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, selenium and iron. Carob is a satiating food, useful in diets to facilitate weight loss, thanks to the content of dietary fiber.