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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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Just as the old man will never see the fruit of the carob tree he plants, our civilization and species will never see what fruit is born out of 2014J.
He told her that he had been in her home, and that Earhart planned the around-the-world trip under the carob tree that still stands in the courtyard.
They said to him, "There is no proof from a carob tree.
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An ancient practice was to weigh gold and other metals against carob tree seeds in the Middle East.
It is not uncommon for passers-by to pick the edible legumes, relatives of the pea family, of the carob tree to savor its odd combination of dry and sweet flavors.
Ripen fruits of carob tree were collected around Kazeroun in the middle of spring 2010.
A syrup extracted from the soft fruits of carob tree is used as a complement to porridge.
We say that those who sleep under an olive tree will wake refreshed, while those who sleep under a carob tree have bad dreams," Nicolas told me.
According to legend, the two men lived off spring water and the fruit of a miraculous carob tree during their years of hiding, and passed the time by writing books about Jewish mysticism.
Walking under a carob tree the other evening, I smelled a strong scent of chlorine bleach.