Carob Powder

We have different grades of carob powder

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Its nutritional benefits are the following:

  • Carob flour has natural sugars (fructose, glucose and sucrose) between 40 and 50%.
  • Contains 5% of protein.
  • Minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium, silicon and phosphorus.
  • Vitamins such as A, B1, B2 and D.
  • Rich in tannins (powerful antioxidant).
  • Gluten free (suitable for celiacs).
  • Rich in fibers (lignin and pectin).


  • 25 kg bag.
  • 1 mt big bag.


Besides these environmental services, the other important potential of the pods’ extract is the carob powder that can be obtained from it. It has an abundance of potentially useful health applications that are related to its nutritional profile. The powder has a prebiotic effect as part of the soluble fibers that help in promoting the growth of a useful intestinal flora. This makes carob powder useful in supporting digestive health in several ways.

Firstly, prebiotic fibers seem to act as an antidiarrheal, probably helping carbohydrate food to be fermented properly by gut bacteria. On the other side, carob powder is also laxative because of the food additives role as a bulking agent to the stool by increasing bulk through its fiber content and thus reducing constipation. This bi-functional property favors maintenance of correct peristalsis and regularity in the gastrointestinal system.

carob powder

Further, the carob powder prebiotic properties are believed to restore infections or inflammation problems within the gastrointestinal tract due to supporting a healthy microbiome. Its antimicrobial compounds from tannins could also support pathogen eradication. Outside of the GI system, carob powder is very high in anti-oxidants from these tannins which render an anti-inflammatory properties that might help certain conditions like IBS or ulcers when taken regularly.

Other benefits to carob powder would be its filling fiber effect which provides satiety and avoids overeating or snacking too much. Cinical research also suggests that carob might be favourable for cardiovascular and renal system by reducing the cholesterol, blood pressure as well as reduction in the risk of metabolic syndrome due to its antioxidant and nutrient content. This breadth of benefits attests how sustainably grown carob trees can present, besides the environmental services, an opportunity for human nutrition.