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Carob comes from the pods of the carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua). The pods contain the chocolate substitute, saccharine (NOT the same as the sweetener, Saccharin). Carob does not contain caffeine. Carob is nontoxic and is a highly alkaline powder rich in natural sugar and low in starch and fat. It is also said to be a bowel conditioner. Carob is rich in vitamins and minerals such as: vitamins A, B1 & B2, niacin, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and iron. Read the rest of this entry

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