Recipe and properties of carob chocolate
How to cook carob hot chocolate
PROPERTIES OF CAROB HOT CHOCOLATE
What is carob chocolate?
Carob hot chocolate is a recipe without cocoa, which is very simple made from carobs that serves as a substitute of hot chocolate.
It is suitable, for example, when the stimulating effect of cocoa or as a natural sweet drink is not interesting.
Benefits of carob hot chocolate
Among the benefits that carob has, mainly in relation to cocoa, we have:
Has carob a lot of sugar?
Photo of carob hot chocolate (without cocoa), prepared according to the recipe of this article
It is not true that the carob contains a lot of sugar and that it is harmful. Looking at the composition of the carob flour, we see that it contains almost half of sugars (45%), which might suggest that it is a sugar rich food. However, sugar from natural foods should not be confused with refined sugar.
Carob sugars are not harmful because they are accompanied by a very high fiber content (40%), which regulates the assimilation of carboydrates and causes a low glycemic index.
* More information: Carob for diabetes
Photo of carob flour and pods
RECIPE OF CAROB HOT CHOCOLATE
Ingredients for hot carob chocolate
Preparation of the carob hot chocolate
Cacao with carob, doubly rich
Photo of hot chocolate from carob with cacao
It is true that carob is very nutritious, but we can not forget the great properties of pure cocoa powder, which is very rich in magnesium, potassium and antioxidants.
For this reason, the combination of cocoa and carob is doubly rich and beneficial. Carob is the best natural sweetener we can add to a chocolate to the cup.
The ratio would be 2 teaspoons cocoa and 1 carob, although according to tastes, may vary.
Carob tree as a substitute for chocolate
Today, carob is used as a substitute for chocolate, as it is a sweet and delicious alternative, which lacks the stimulating properties of cocoa.
Cacao powder (left) and carob powder (right)
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.