Carob is an evergreen flowering shrub, belonging to the pea family. Native to the Mediterranean region especially in the eastern and southern area of Spain, carob is cultivated for its edible seeds. It is found in its natural form in Southern Anatolia, Cyprus, Syria, Greece, Spain, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya and Israel. Consumed since ancient times, it is also known as Saint John’s Bread or locust bean. The dried carob fruit is traditionally consumed on Jewish holidays and the juice is taken by Muslims, during the Islamic month of Ramadan. It is used as a substitute in making various products such as baked goods, bars, snacks, cereal, dairy products, cocoa-containing products and beverages. As it is dried using extremely low temperatures, organic carob powder is teeming with beneficial nutrients, including vitamins, minerals (calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, manganese and potassium), antioxidants, fibre and protein. Organic carob powder is three times richer in calcium than chocolate and weight loss, improved digestion and keeping a healthy heart.