Characteristics of the carob
Kibbled carob is a natural product of the fruit of the carob tree (Ceratonia Siliquam L.). Carob is processed and subjected to a process of cleaning, winnowing and separation by size, obtaining products of different granulometries that are then marketed along with carob gum (carob seed).
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Kibbled carob is typically high in carbohydrate content (oligosaccharides and polysaccharides) and is thus considered highly energetic. It also contains pinitol (representing 10% of sugars), which has a hypoglycaemic effect and increases muscular mass (increases muscle performance), among other properties.
It contains a large amount of polyphenols and natural extracts of some antioxidants. Of particular note among these polyphenols are tannins, which are considered to be powerful antioxidants. Anti-inflammatory properties, along with the capacity of tannins to stimulate the immune system, protect it from certain pathogenic microorganisms, thus benefitting intestinal flora. The antioxidants include proanthocyanidins (14-15%), which have demonstrated functional effects and properties.
Carobs are rich in potassium, magnesium, phosphorous (0.2-0.4%), iron (10-60 mg/kg), calcium (0.2-0.4%) and silicon.
In short, the carob’s high alcohol, fibre and polyphenol content make it a prime material containing bioactive compounds, which is of major interest to the food industry.
|Humidity||≤ 16%+ 1%||Ash||≤ 5 g / 100 g|
|Total gross protein||4,5 g / 100 g||Calcium||300 mg / 100 g|
|Total gross fibre||7 g / 100 g||Magnesium||58 mg / 100 g|
|Gross fatty materials, of which:||≤ 0,5 g / 100 g||Sodium||12 mg / 100 g|
|Saturated fats||0,15 g /100 g||Potassium||980 mg /100 g|
|Monounsaturated fats||0,2 g /100 g||Iron||10 mg / 100 g|
|Polyunsaturated fats||0,15 g / 100 g||Zinc||0,92 mg / 100 g|
|Cholesterol||2 mg /kg||Copper||0,35 mg / 100 g|
|Total reducing sugars||15 + 5 g / 100 g||Manganese||0,59 mg / 100 g|
|Total sugars||35 + 5 g /100 g||Vitamin B3 o niacin||1,8 mg / 100 g|
|Tannins||≤ 6 g / 100 g||–||–|