Carob tree or Ceratonia siliqua is an evergreen flowing shrub or tree in the pea family , Fabaceae. Carob is native in the Mediterranean region including Southern Europe, Northern Africa, Middle East , in the Canary Islands and Macronesia.
In foods and beverages, carob is used as a flavoring agent and as a chocolate substitute. Carob flour and extracts are also used as ingredients in food products
Carob powder is used as a healthy substitute for cocoa and chocolate in food and drinks production.
Carob is LIKELY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth in food amounts or as a medicine. There don’t seem to be any unwanted side effects.
None are recorded.
Algarrobo, Caroube, Carouge, Ceratonia siliqua, Fève de Pythagore, Figuier d’Égypte, Garrofero, Locust Bean, Locust Bean Gum, Locust Pods, Pain de Saint Jean-Baptiste, St. John’s Bread, Sugar Pods
Source: MedicalHealthGuide, http://www.medicalhealthguide.com/herb/carob.htm