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About Carob

Ancient Greeks recorded that the Egyptians called this particular tree as the "Egyptian Fig".The Egyptians not only ate the pods raw but used the gum out of the seeds (LBG) to produce a liquid which they widely used in the mummification of their dead.Traditionally the crushed carob pods produce a very thirst quenching drink widely enjoyed during the Ramaddan in North Africa.It is known that most Egyptian Kings had representatives here in Cyprus to collect only the best carobs to be sent to Egypt to be turned into this drink due to its healing qualities in the digestive system.Finally the seeds were widely used in the past by gold merchants as a measure of weight. The carob seed has the particular property that it is of equal weight.The word carat comes from the word Ceratonia Siliqua and it represents 0.020grams a weight that used to be a measure of weight rather than the quality of the gold.


Carobs are a product of the Mediterranean countries and carob trees flourish particularly in Cyprus which is known world-wide for the production of best quality carobs and carob products. Cyprus limestone soils favor the growth of carob products trees and provide for their particularly attractive taste. Cyprus carobs are particularly rich in natural sugar content more than 50% which explains their high demand in the international market


Carobs are an extremely rich food. They are richer in calcium than milk since they contain 350 mg of calcium per 100gr of carob in comparison with milk which contains between 120-130mg of calcium per 100gr of milk. They also contain up to 4% protein, up to 63% phosphorus 180mg per 100gr. Carobs are also rich in vitamins A, B and C and they also contain good quantities of iron and many other minerals. Compared to chocolate, carob is three times richer in calcium, has one third less calories and seventeen times less fat. Carob is a chocolate lover's delight as it is not only delicious, but low in fat and calories and caffeine-free


While in our days, while sugar dominates in ready-made food, a few years ago one of the main natural sweeteners in the world was carob. During the Spanish Civil War carobs were given as food to children while during the Second War and during the German the countryside were sustained in life thanks to his wonderful gift of nature.


  • Address:11 Iakovou Katsounotou str
    T.T.3112 Ypsonas Industrial Area
    Ayios Sylas Phase 3, Limassol – Cyprus
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  • Factory Phone: +357 25 013825
  • Mobile Phone: +357 97 692921
  • Fax: +357 25 014588