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The Carob Tree and Its Surprising Particularities

The Carob Tree and Its Surprising Particularities

The carob tree has its origins in the eastern Mediterranean region and it is nowadays growing in similar climates, especially in areas where citrus trees would grow. The most prominent countries in carob production are Portugal, Italy, Morocco, Turkey, Greece and Cyprus. Even though for a while the carob tree seems to have been forgotten, in the last decades people have turned to it for its health benefits and chocolate-like taste.

In ancient times the carob was very popular, especially for one reason – but it is not what you would think. Before weighing devices were invented, merchants used the carob...


7 Main Benefits of the Carob Honey

7 Main Benefits of the Carob Honey

The popularity of carob honey is increasing, as more and more people are learning about its benefits. The honey comes from the nectar of the carob tree flowers, but also, some beekeepers believe, from the honeydew found on the fruit pods of the carob tree.
There are separate male and female carob trees, and they are not able to self-pollinate. However, both male and female trees produce flowers rich in nectar, thus attracting bees and other insects.

The carob honey is of the mono-floral type, with a rich taste and a golden amber color. Like all raw honey, it provides significantly...