Carob and carob honey have multiple health benefits.
Because it is composed of 50% natural sugars, carob helps the metabolism of sugars and controls type 2 diabetes. It is rich in calcium (it contains double the calcium of milk), while it doesn’t contain oxalic acid (like chocolate does) that inhibits calcium absorption.
In addition, it contains carbohydrates (76%), magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, vitamins Α, Β1 and Β2, natural proteins, polyphenols and tannins, which act as antioxidants. It is gluten free, which makes it ideal for people with gluten sensitivity.
The natural fibers it contains helps digest, keeps the bowel movements regular and reduces the “bad’ cholesterol (LDL).
It also helps women decrease their triglyceride levels and prevent heart diseases.
Carob honey relieves coughing, soothes the irritated throat and can be affective at reducing the symptoms of a cold. Besides, carob honey is used as an ingredient in various soft drinks and cough syrup.
Carob honey also helps with an upset stomach since it doesn’t contain any stimulants like coffee; it is easy to digest and doesn’t cause allergies.
Carob honey is an excellent nutritious product.
Because it is rich in carbohydrates and natural sugars, it can immediately provide energy to power your activities. It contains almost no fat and it is very rich in natural fibers.
Moreover, it contains vitamin Α, B complex vitamins and micro-elements such as potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, manganese and copper. For all these reasons, it is ideal for vegetarians, vegans and those who look for tasty alternatives to bee honey.
This low-fat, low-calorie and super nutritious sweet-tasting product is a real Cretan superfood for both children and adults.
It can easily be added to cereal bars and hot drinks or it can be used as a sweetener for cakes, hot and cold drinks, yoghurt, and ice-cream. It can be the ultimate alternative to honey and sugar and a great taste booster.