What is Carob
Carob is the edible pod that comes from the carob tree. Because we tend to eat the pod, rather than the seeds contained in the pod, we don’t have to worry about all those nasty anti-nutrients we would normally worry about with other seeds.
The Nutritional Content of Carob
On the other hand, carob is not very nutritious. It has some protein and a few minerals, but if that’s what you’re looking for, you’d be better of with cocoa. It’s pretty high in carbohydrates, but it also comes packed with fiber, so a sugar rush shouldn’t be a problem and it might even be beneficial for your friendly gut bugs.
Mark Sisson dismissed any concerns about consuming too much carob.