ALGARROBINA (Prosopis Pallida)
Algarrobina is the
fruit from the Algarrobo tree (Carob Tree) (Ceratonia Siliqua), 100
% natural and with high nutritious and energizing properties.
It is considered a substitute to chocolate.
a rich source of the following nutrients: Thiamine – B1, Riboflavin
– B2, Niacin, Vitamin A and Calcium. Algarrobina also contains
Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium and Iron. It is rich
in natural sugars and it has a low content of starch and fats (2% fat
vs. 52% fat in chocolate). It contains Pectin which is good for the
regulation of digestion. Algarrobina is delicious in cold or hot drinks,
and in some dishes. Three spoonfuls of
Algarrobina and two spoonfuls of water equal a chocolate bar. It is
also good for children as it provides Calcium and Phosphorus
for teeth and bones.
It is similar to cacao in its colour and flavour.
Algarrobina is the perfect healthy alternative
for those who want to cut down on their sugar, caffeine and saturated
NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF ALGARROBINA:
1- Almost 8% pure protein
2- It contains 46% of natural sugar
3- It contains Vitamins of the B complex
4- It contains minerals such as Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium
5- It contains small amounts of other minerals such as Iron, Manganese,
Chrome, Copper and Nickel.
“Lignin” is another type
of fibre found in the harder part of the Algarrobina pod. These two
fibre substances have a tremendously powerful
effect on the control of cholesterol levels if they are included in
Therefore, Algarrobina is the perfect
substitute to chocolate, with excellent nutritional value, harmless
and does not cause stimulation of addiction. Try replacing cacao or
cacao in powder with Algarrobina in any recipe. It is three times richer
in calcium and it has three times fewer calories and ten times less