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.