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carob

[kar′əb]
Etymology: Ar. al kharrubah
Ceratonia siliqua, a tree native to the Mediterranean basin.

carob

The sweet pulp of the Mediterranean evergreen leguminous tree, Ceratonia siliquia, a chocolate surrogate for those who are allergic to chocolate or adhere wish to eliminate chocolate from their diet. Carob is high in palm kernel oil (i.e., a “tropical oil”) and therefore atherogenic; it is also high in sodium, and thus linked to hypertension.
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However, according to the head of Doueir sports club, Hasib Qanso, the number carob trees was small in comparison with the 30,000 other kinds of trees that were also planted.
The tree removal is part of a 10-year project the city started recently to get rid of all the city's 2,000 carob trees.
The fire outside the village of Dora broke out at 7:00 in the morning on Sunday, destroying 40 hectares of wild vegetation, carob trees and almond trees.
In 1965, the government planted 1,300 carob trees in 40 acres of land on a plateau near the village as an agricultural experiment.
Alexander Kourinek, 63, from Slovakia was camping in a field of carob trees on Grevenon Street in the Ayios Georgios Kontou area of Larnaca.
What is noticeable around the island is that all kinds of trees, even those which are considered more resistant to drought conditions, such as pines, cypress and carob trees are withering away and turning brown -- an indication of their poor state.
The project's first aim is to create a Peace Park where hundreds of carob trees were planted some years ago.
The group is focusing their experiments on the traditional vineyards in the area of Kapilio and the carob trees in Anogyra village, both in the Limassol district.
Having the only grinder in the region, will provide jobs for the villagers, encourage the villagers on planting carob trees and cultivating their lands.
In Jordan, Carob trees grown mainly in the highlands such as Irbid, Ajloun, Al Salt and Amman, have become characterized by cold winters and hot dry summers.
Those living at sea level should grow olive trees, grape vines and carob trees, while those whose land is 400-800 meters above sea level can also have fig and pine trees.
And they turned out to be carob trees, which made the whole thing even more mysterious than the not knowing, because they didn't smell remotely of chocolate.