Carob is a natural, nutritious substitute for cocoa or chocolate. Carob looks and tastes somewhat like cocoa, yet contains higher amounts of natural sugar, much less fat, several minerals, and no caffeine.
Botanical name: Ceratonia siliqua L.
Medium roasted carob powder is roasted for 10-12 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Use per your recipe. If not using a recipe, keep in mind that you do not need to use as much additional sweetening because of carob's naturally high sugar content.