People who follow us will know that we have previously mentioned some of the benefits of carob. However, this superfood has many more benefits for our health. According to the Encyclopedia of Healing Foods, British pharmacists in the 19th century sold carob to singers to keep their vocal cords in good health.
And so, in today’s article, we are bringing you some of the other benefits of this black gold from the Mediterranean:
Source of B-complex vitamins and vitamin A
Carob is a healthy foodstuff and one of high nutritional value. It is rich in B-complex vitamins, such as vitamin B1, which contributes to the healthy functioning of the nervous system, the heart and the muscles. It improves reasoning and helps with concentration. And vitamins B2 (riboflavin) and B3 (niacin), which keep the skin in good condition and help to metabolise carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
It also contains vitamin A, which is essential for the growth and strengthening of bones and teeth, and is important for the vitality and regeneration of the skin, and for healthy eyesight.
it does not contain any stimulantes/allergens
Carob does not contain any allergenic or stimulating agents such as caffeine or theobromine, which are found in large quantities in cocoa. These substances are very strong stimulants for our brain, hinder the healing process and often contribute to inflammation. As such, the consumption of these substances is to be avoided.
It contains no gluten
People say that the best should be saved for last. And one of the best benefits and characteristics of carob is the fact that it contains no gluten. That’s why it’s perfect for people who have a gluten intolerance, suffer from coeliac disease, or decide to opt for a more balanced diet! Carob flour is an excellent alternative to conventional flour made from wheat or rye. Discover some simple and delicious gluten-free recipes.
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