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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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Carrying out several experiments and tests to extract chocolate from Ceratonia siliqua powder instead of Cacao, they yielded fruitful results.
Se ha reportado el uso, en la preparacion de helados, de las gomas de Acacia senegal (goma arabiga), Astragalus spp (goma tragacanto), Cyamopsis tetragonolobus (goma guar), Ceratonia siliqua (goma de algarroba), Chondrus spp (carraginatos) y Macrocyster pyrifera (alginatos) [2, 25, 26].
In the natural habitats the common perennial species found were the following: Quercus calliprinos Webb., Quercus ithaburensis Decaisne, Pistacia lentiscus L., Ceratonia siliqua L., Rhamnus lycioides L.
A esta familia pertenecen las gomas guar (Cyamopsis tetragonolobus), tara (Caesalpinia spinosa) y la de semilla de algarrobo (Ceratonia siliqua), utilizadas ampliamente en la industria de alimentos como agentes espesantes y como estabilizantes de hela do y otros productos (Fox, 1997; Estevez et al., 2004).
The understory was mainly Pistacia lentiscus, and the surrounding vegetation was a mixture of abandoned Olea europaea groves, dense-to-open maquis dominated by Quercus calliprinos, Phillyrea media, Pistacia lentiscus, and Ceratonia siliqua, and dense-to-open shr ubland (batha) dominated by Sarcopoterium spinosum, Cistus spp., and Calicotome villosa.
In the low-lying areas up to about 2,950 ft (900 m) dominated by low Mediterranean scrub, the holm oak appears with the carob (Ceratonia siliqua), wild olive (Olea europaea var.