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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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Flower-removal experiments indicated that the pod and seed set of the left over flowers get better after the removal of early flowers from Ceratonia siliqua inflorescences.
It seems that the open pollinated Ceratonia siliqua flowers received more suitable quality and quantity of pollen.
Fruiting phenology and fruit-set of carob, Ceratonia siliqua L.
Distance-independent fruit-set pattern in a dioecious population of Ceratonia siliqua (Caesalpiniaceae).
Similarly, treatment with hydro-alcoholic extract of Ceratonia siliqua seeds in high dosages induces LH decrease.
Based on the results of this study, the use of high dosages hydro-alcoholic extract of Ceratonia siliqua seeds probably have some influences on cAMP production and activity of enzymes involved in rat's testicular steroidogenesis and can increase testosterone synthesis.
Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases Ceratonia siliqua, Green Farmacy Garden 8210 Murpht Road Fulton, MD 20759.
This spring is named after Arbutus andrachne ("gaygabkaykab" is its local vernacular name), which grows together with Ceratonia siliqua in the spring water.
Comments: Rich in oligogalactomannans of ceratonia siliqua seeds, Glyco-Repair acts on major steps of natural skin reparation process.