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Carob powder

Carob powder is very low in fat and free of the stimulating substances contained in caffeine. It has a fruity, caramel flavor and can be substituted for cocoa.
4%
Water
 94
Macronutrient carbohydrates 94.4%
/05
Macronutrient proteins 4.91%
/01
Macronutrient fats 0.69%
 

The three ratios show the percentage by weight of macronutrients (carbohydrates / proteins / fats) of the dry matter (excl. water).

Ω-6 (LA, 0.2g)
Omega-6 fatty acid such as linoleic acid (LA)
 : Ω-3 (ALA, <0.1g)
Omega-3 fatty acid such as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)
 = 0:0

Omega-6 ratio to omega-3 fatty acids should not exceed a total of 5:1. Link to explanation.

Values are too small to be relevant.

Carob powder is obtained by grinding carob pods. It is usually used as a substitute for cocoa powder and is a common ingredient in mousse, pudding, and cake.

Culinary uses:

Carob pods are used in powdered, chip, or syrup form. The powder is often a substitute for cocoa and can be found in most organic grocery stores. In addition, you can also find carob bars and a wide variety of carob sweets. The carob seeds are ground to make locust bean gum, which is used in cooking and by the food industry as a thickening agent, stabilizer, gelling agent, or a substitute for gluten.

Carob syrup is popular in many countries such as Cyprus, Malta, and Crete. In Cyprus, it is called “black gold” and is a common export. And in Crete it is used as a natural syrup. The syrup contains three times more calcium than dairy milk and is rich in iron, phosphorus, and fiber. It does have a strong flavor, but orange or chocolate can be added to mellow it out.

Carob can also be used to make liqueur, and carob drinks are traditional during the month of Ramadan.1

Other uses:

Carob powder doesn’t contain any caffeine or theobromine and is therefore used to make chocolate-flavored treats for dogs. Carob pod meal is also used as feed for livestock.1

Nutritional information:

The sugar content and the special fruity, caramel flavor of the powder are reminiscent of cocoa. In contrast, however, carob powder is very low in fat and free of stimulating substances such as caffeine and theobromine. ... The sweet taste comes from the low molecular weight carbohydrates (mono- and disaccharides) it contains. It also contains 35 to 45 % high molecular weight carbohydrates (starch and fiber), about 5 % protein, 3.5 % minerals, and 1 % fat.

The high-fiber, low-fat powder contains vitamins A and B, calcium, and iron, making it suitable as a dietary food and for children. This should not be overestimated, however, as usually only small amounts are consumed.

The sweet fruit pulp of the carob tree is rich in insoluble ballast and secondary plant substances. Eating it can bring about a short-term reduction in blood lipid levels in healthy people and at the same time stimulate fat burning.2

Uses as a medicinal plant:

Carob syrup is used to treat coughs and sore throat. In addition, carob has been shown to be effective in treating diarrhea in infants.1

Production:

Grinding the powder: The pulp is also ground into carob powder, which is similar to cocoa powder but not as bitter. To obtain high-quality carob, only the middle parts of the pods are used since the ends are often too bitter. The middle parts are then coarsely chopped, roasted, and ground into St. John’s-bread (carob powder).
If it isn’t labeled as such, carob powder is not raw!

General information:

From Wikipedia: Ceratonia siliqua, known as the carob tree or carob bush from Arabic خَرُّوبٌ (kharrūb) and Hebrew חרוב‬ (haruv), St John's-bread, locust bean (not African locust bean), or simply locust-tree, is a flowering evergreen tree or shrub in the pea family, Fabaceae. It is widely cultivated for its edible pods, and as an ornamental tree in gardens. The ripe, dried, and sometimes toasted pod is often ground into carob powder, which is used to replace cocoa powder. Carob bars, an alternative to chocolate bars, as well as carob treats, are often available in health food stores.

The carob tree is native to the Mediterranean region, including Southern Europe, Northern Africa, the larger Mediterranean islands, the Levant and Middle-East of Western Asia into Iran; and the Canary Islands and Macaronesia. The carat, a unit of mass for gemstones, and a measurement of purity for gold, takes its name from the Arabic word for a carob seed, kīrāt, via the Greek keration.1

Sources/Literature:

  1. Wikipedia. Ceratonia siliqua, en.wikipedia.org/wiki /Ceratonia_siliqua
  2. Wikipedia. Johannisbrotbaum, de.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Johannisbrotbaum

Nutrient tables

The complete nutritional information, coverage of the daily requirement and comparison values with other ingredients can be found in the following nutrient tables.

Nutritional Information
per 100g 2000 kcal

The numbers show the percent of the recommended daily value for a person who consumes 2000 cal per day. This number is for one serving of the recipe.

A person normally eats multiple times a day and consumes additional nutrients. You can get all of the nutrients you need over a longer period of time and in this way ensure a healthy balance.

Energy222 kcal
929 kJ
11.1%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 2000kcal
Fat/Lipids0.65 g0.9%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 70g
Saturated Fats0.09 g0.4%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 20g
Carbohydrates (inc.dietary fiber)89 g32.9%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 270g
Sugars49 g54.5%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 90g
Fiber40 g159.2%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 25g
Protein/Albumin4.6 g9.2%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 50g
Cooking Salt (Na:35.0 mg)89 mg3.7%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 2.4g
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA.
Fat/Lipids
Carbohydrates
Protein/Albumin
Cooking Salt

Essential micronutrients with the highest proportions per 100g 2000 kcal
MinCopper, Cu 0.57 mg57.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 1.0 mg
ElemCalcium, Ca 348 mg44.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 800 mg
ElemPotassium, K 827 mg41.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 2'000 mg
VitRiboflavin (vitamin B2) 0.46 mg33.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 1.4 mg
ProtThreonine (Thr, T) 0.27 g29.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 0.93 g
ProtValine (Val, V) 0.45 g28.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 1.6 g
VitVitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 0.37 mg26.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 1.4 mg
MinManganese, Mn 0.51 mg25.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 2.0 mg
MinIron, Fe 2.9 mg21.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 14 mg
ProtTryptophan (Trp, W) 0.05 g19.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 0.25 g

Detailed micronutrients and daily requirement coverage per 100g

Explanations of nutrient tables in general

The majority of the nutritional information comes from the USDA (US Department of Agriculture). This means that the information for natural products is often incomplete or only given within broader categories, whereas in most cases products made from these have more complete information displayed.

If we take flaxseed, for example, the important essential amino acid ALA (omega-3) is only included in an overarching category whereas for flaxseed oil ALA is listed specifically. In time, we will be able to change this, but it will require a lot of work. An “i” appears behind ingredients that have been adjusted and an explanation appears when you hover over this symbol.

For Erb Muesli, the original calculations resulted in 48 % of the daily requirement of ALA — but with the correction, we see that the muesli actually covers >100 % of the necessary recommendation for the omega-3 fatty acid ALA. Our goal is to eventually be able to compare the nutritional value of our recipes with those that are used in conventional western lifestyles.

Essential fatty acids per 100g 2000 kcal

The numbers show the percent of the recommended daily value for a person who consumes 2000 cal per day. This number is for one serving of the recipe.

A person normally eats multiple times a day and consumes additional nutrients. You can get all of the nutrients you need over a longer period of time and in this way ensure a healthy balance.

Linoleic acid; LA; 18:2 omega-6 0.21 g2.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the CH-EDI-Verordnung: 10 g
Alpha-Linolenic acid; ALA; 18:3 omega-3 0.00 g< 0.1%
Recommended daily allowance according to the CH-EDI-Verordnung: 2.0 g

Essential amino acids per 100g 2000 kcal

The numbers show the percent of the recommended daily value for a person who consumes 2000 cal per day. This number is for one serving of the recipe.

A person normally eats multiple times a day and consumes additional nutrients. You can get all of the nutrients you need over a longer period of time and in this way ensure a healthy balance.

Threonine (Thr, T) 0.27 g29.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 0.93 g
Valine (Val, V) 0.45 g28.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 1.6 g
Tryptophan (Trp, W) 0.05 g19.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 0.25 g
Leucine (Leu, L) 0.44 g18.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 2.4 g
Isoleucine (Ile, I) 0.21 g17.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 1.2 g
Lysine (Lys, K) 0.20 g11.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 1.9 g
Phenylalanine (Phe, F) 0.15 g10.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 1.6 g
Methionine (Met, M) 0.08 g9.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 0.93 g

Vitamins per 100g 2000 kcal

The numbers show the percent of the recommended daily value for a person who consumes 2000 cal per day. This number is for one serving of the recipe.

A person normally eats multiple times a day and consumes additional nutrients. You can get all of the nutrients you need over a longer period of time and in this way ensure a healthy balance.

Riboflavin (vitamin B2) 0.46 mg33.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 1.4 mg
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 0.37 mg26.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 1.4 mg
Folate, as the active form of folic acid (née vitamin B9 and 29 µg15.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 200 µg
Niacin (née vitamin B3) 1.9 mg12.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 16 mg
Thiamine (vitamin B1) 0.05 mg5.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 1.1 mg
Vitamin E, as a-TEs 0.63 mg5.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 12 mg
Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) 0.05 mg1.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 6.0 mg
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 0.20 mg< 0.1%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 80 mg
Vitamin A, as RAE 1.0 µg< 0.1%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 800 µg
Vitamin D 0 µg< 0.1%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 5.0 µg

Essential macroelements (macronutrients) per 100g 2000 kcal

The numbers show the percent of the recommended daily value for a person who consumes 2000 cal per day. This number is for one serving of the recipe.

A person normally eats multiple times a day and consumes additional nutrients. You can get all of the nutrients you need over a longer period of time and in this way ensure a healthy balance.

Calcium, Ca 348 mg44.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 800 mg
Potassium, K 827 mg41.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 2'000 mg
Magnesium, Mg 54 mg14.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 375 mg
Phosphorus, P 79 mg11.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 700 mg
Sodium, Na 35 mg4.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 800 mg

Essential trace elements (micronutrients) per 100g 2000 kcal

The numbers show the percent of the recommended daily value for a person who consumes 2000 cal per day. This number is for one serving of the recipe.

A person normally eats multiple times a day and consumes additional nutrients. You can get all of the nutrients you need over a longer period of time and in this way ensure a healthy balance.

Copper, Cu 0.57 mg57.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 1.0 mg
Manganese, Mn 0.51 mg25.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 2.0 mg
Iron, Fe 2.9 mg21.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 14 mg
Selenium, Se 5.3 µg10.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 55 µg
Zinc, Zn 0.92 mg9.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 10 mg
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