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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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The scientific name of carob tree derives from Greek keras, horn and Latin siliqua, indicating the hardness and shape of the pod.
Magpies scolded from the carob trees, and a pair of hoopoes flew up from a muddy puddle.
Throughout southern California and the Southwest, there are tens of thousands of carob trees, mostly along streets and in parks.
carob trees are evergreens that thrive in warm regions.
According to the Bible, locusts were the food John the Baptist ate with wild honey as, "his diet in the wilderness," although more recent reading of the Bible gives his food to be the fruit of the carob trees. The names black locust and honeylocust are also said to be derived from a similarity to the carob trees.
He ferments his grape pomace in big clay vessels; the old pot in the corner is normally heated with wood: dry branches and twigs from carob trees, or other kindling that he happens to find in the woods around here.
Visitors can enjoy the true essence of Ibiza with plentiful olive, fig and carob trees and enjoy the facilities including a relaxing pool with Balinese-style beds, a small restaurant serving local specialities, a massage & beauty centre and regular yoga and meditation.
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.
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.
Set on plateaux either side of the spectacular Randidi Gorge, the 6,299m lay-out has stunning views over the Mediterranean as it winds its way through groves of olive and carob trees.
The village is also known for its carob trees which produce a sweet treacley substance used for syrup and toffee.
Several ancient and gnarled carob trees grows by the cave.