Carob Seeds

Diverse carob seeds of various origins are available

Key points

  • Research has shown that the isolated galactomannan polysaccharide extracted from carob seeds exhibits strong swelling abilities when hydrated.
  • Carob seeds are found within the pods of the carob tree. Each pod contains 1-5 seeds.
  • They are high in protein (25-30%), containing all essential amino acids.
  • Carob seeds are a good source of healthy fats including oleic acid.


  • In bulk.
  • 1 mt big bag.


Within the long, legume-like pods of the carob tree lies a nourishing seed that has historically supported people of the Mediterranean region. Each carob pod containing 1-5 oblong, light brown seeds that offer superior nutrition. Weighing up to 1 gram each, carob seeds are a concentrated source of protein, fat and key micronutrients.

carob seeds

At 25-30% protein content, carob seeds contain all essential amino acids needed to build and repair tissues throughout the body. Their protein profile rivals many legumes and nuts gram for gram. In addition, carob seeds are around 30% fat – consisting predominantly of the heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acid oleic acid. This makes them a ideal addition to support energy levels and cardiac function as part of a balanced diet.

Beyond macronutrients, carob seeds supply an array of minerals in usable forms. Just a 100g serving provides over 20% of the RDI for potassium, a mineral essential for nerve signaling and cellular hydration. Medium chain amounts of calcium and magnesium further benefit bone and muscle health. Further antioxidants such as polyphenols inherent to all parts of the carob plant can help reduce cellular oxidative stress when consumed.

Little waste is produced from harvesting carob seeds straight from their pods. Their large size and ease of collection concentration nutrition into a highly portable form suitable for travelers or emergency rations historically. With nutritional properties comparable to other keystone whole foods, carob seeds have great potential to provide sustenance as a wholesome snack, ingredient or supplement.