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Alternative Names

Algarrobo, Carouge , Caroube, Figuier d'Égypte, Fève de Pythagore, Garrofero, Locust Bean Gum, Locust Bean, Locust Pods, Pain de Saint Jean-Baptiste, Sugar Pods, St. John's Bread

Scientific Name

Ceratonia Siliqua

Why Do People Use Carob?

The oral preparations of Ceratonia siliqua (Carob), like carob powder, are utilized: • For Nutritional disorders • Celiac disease cure • For obesity • Diarrhea issues • Dyspepsia • Enterocolitis • Pregnancy induced vomiting • For lipid profiles improvement • Excretion of fat in feces In infants, carob powder is used for: • Retching cough • Vomiting • Diarrhea Complaints In food items, carob is utilized as a chocolate substitute and flavoring agent in beverages. In a number of food items, extract of carob is used as a vital ingredient.

Is It Safe To Use?

Possibly safe to use when taken orally in amount generally found in food items. Carob powder is ranked as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for food items in the United States. In Lactation and Pregnancy - Regarding safety of carob in lactating and pregnant females there is lack of authentic information available.

How Effective Is Carob?

Some initial studies conducted have recommended that extract of carob and bean pod may be effective in the improvement of lipid profile and fat excretion in obese and overweight patients. However, more confirmation is required to rate the effectiveness of Ceratonia siliqua for other aforementioned purposes.

How Carob Works?

Most effective part of Ceratonia siliqua is it fruit. Carob tannins strongly inhibit digestive enzymes. According to animal data, by using 15% carob gum for 2 to 6 weeks may show positive effects in weight loss. Use of carob powder may also be effective for: • Improving glucose tolerance: • Decreasing the level of cholesterol in plasma • Decreasing the level of blood glucose • Decreasing abnormally elevated levels of blood insulin

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Carob?

No side effects have been reported with the use of carob powder.

How Carob Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

There is no known interaction between Ceratonia siliqua and herbs and supplements.

How Carob Interacts With Drugs?

There is no known interaction between carob and drugs.

How Carob Interacts With Foods?

No interaction has been found between carob powder and various food items.

How Carob Interacts With Lab Tests?

Not interaction has been found between lab tests and carob.

How Carob Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

There is no known interaction between Ceratonia siliqua and different diseases or conditions.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Carob?

For oral purposes, carob is utilized in the excretion of fat in faces and for the betterment of lipid profile. Normal dosage to take is 50-100 mg of carob gum thrice every day, combined with the pods of kidney beans and Phaseolus vulgaris (in a dose of 300-600 mg) three time every day.


There is no similarity between carob and carob tree, Jacaranda caroba and Jacaranda procera, so there should be no confusion between them. The word carat is derived from carob seeds used as weight units for gold measurement.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Carob Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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