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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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Eliezer's powers over nature; his prayers are readily answered; he controls the seas; Heaven does what he wishes to the carob tree, the stream, and the walls of the study-house, and the very crops in the fields respond to his will.
Nearly 18 kilometers square and cutting across 21 villages distributed in the districts of Marjayoun, Nabatieh and Jbeil, the area hosts a diversity of tree species, such as oak, bay laurels, hawthorns and carob trees.
Stumpy, gnarled carob trees grow among the wheat and barley fields around the village and line the rocky trails that lead into the rolling countryside nearby, and the air was full of birdsong and the scent of orange blossom- a perfect day for walking.
Several ancient and gnarled carob trees grows by the cave.
The carob tree, allowed to grow naturally, gives shade to a corner of the dining deck.
But it isn't just the carob tree's aesthetic value or its crop yield that keeps the trees in favor with southern Lebanese.
Green People's Sun Lotion with natural tan accelerator, (www.greenpeople.co.uk) contains Inositol, a naturally occurring nutrient from the fruits of the carob tree, which stimulates the formation of the tanning pigment melanin.
Should the Mediterranean sun get too hot, they can shelter under the shade of a 500-year-old carob tree.
An ancient practice was to weigh gold and other metals against carob tree seeds in the Middle East.
The carob tree is an indigenous species that has been cultivated on the island for four thousand years.
FUN FACTS The owners built Finca Cortesin around a carob tree, which is why you'll find that emblem stamped on slippers, dressing gowns and other accessories.
The reality of fear is prevalent throughout the text - one informer only spoke out after the murderer had died, finally admitting that the victim was shot and buried beneath a carob tree. But healing and hope are fortunately also part of the complex equation entailing the CMP's work.