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The Carob Kitchen - Story, About & Health Benefits

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Our Story

Over 17 years ago on a lovely piece of land in sunny Port Elliot, South Australia, Ma and Pa Carob planted their first little Carob Tree. Since then one became many and our Carob family was born.

Each gorgeous tree has been nurtured with organic love and a sprinkling of water and now our little trees spend their time basking in sun, smelling the sweet sea breeze and checking out their amazing sea views of the Fleurieu Peninsula (it’s all right for some!). All the while producing the much anticipated Carob Fruit.

For the first time in 2010 we took the hand-picked fruit away, gave it a bit of a squish and squash, and wham bam our first ever The Carob Kitchen Carob Syrup was born. In 2011 our Kibble Nibbles and Roasted Carob Powder enlightened your taste buds, so we felt it was only natural to let you try our 'Better For You' Carob Milk Bar range in 2012.

The Carob Kitchen is proud to call Australia home. 100% Australian owned and operated, and all products are 100% Australian grown and made.

With a passion for food and love of Carob, the aim is to share this with the customers through their amazing products and fabulous recipes.

About Carob 

An image of a carob tree growing in australia

Back in the land down under, we were a bit slow to embrace the Carob, so here at The Carob Kitchen HQ we are bringing Carob back!

Carob is the big daddy of the Legume Family (some other famous family members include peas, beans, soy, lentils, just to name a few).

It is considered a fruit. But also answers to the name Carob bean, seeds and pod.

The Carob tree fancies its native Mediterranean climate (let’s be honest who doesn’t) and that’s why they love their new home in Port Elliot, South Australia, with warm, dry days and sea breezes.

On the tree the carob pods are kept naturally protected by giant umbrella like leaves, until they are ready for picking. Now that’s good natural farming! No SPF protection needed here!

an image of a carob tree with hanging fruits

Carob has been treasured by ancient cultures for thousands of years and was known in the Bible as St John's Bread.

The word 'carat' (the measurement for gold purity) comes from 'carob'; carob seeds were originally used to balance scales in Oriental bazaars. We like to think our Carobs are worth gold too!

These days it can be found living in gourmet kitchens across the world and because carob is so good for us, it's springing up in health foods shops everywhere. Viva the Carob Revolution!

Health Benefits

an image of a carob fruit laying on a table

There a millions of reasons why Carob is so good for you, here is just a couple:

Carob found its way into a variety of cultures to serve many purposes. More recently we have discovered the reasons why carob is so prized as a health food.

Carob contains essential nutrients like vitamins A, B2, B3, B6 and D.

 It is an excellent source of dietary fibre and contains a wealth of minerals, especially rich in calcium and iron.

100% Natural, preservative free, no added colours, no added flavours, no added sugars, 99% fat free, cholesterol free, caffeine free and theobromine free.

Rumour has it is also a great aphrodisiac, saucy!

No longer is Carob just the chocolate replacement from the 70’s and 80’s. These days in gourmet kitchens the world over, Carob Syrup is added to marinades, sauces and dressings for a little extra  va va voom or it can tickle your sweet tooth when drizzled over ice cream, porridge or added to milk hot or cold, as a natural sweetener (This one’s good with the kids).  Making it perfect for the Gourmet Cook and Health Conscious alike!

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