item1Sindyanna’s fair trade carob syrup is a unique, natural and organic product made in the Galilee by Arab farmers using traditional methods. The carob’s rich taste and distinct health benefits lend it an honored position among quality natural products.

Ceratonia siliqua, commonly known as the Carob tree (Arabic: خروب) and St. John’s Bread, is widely cultivated for its edible legume beans, and as an ornamental tree in gardens. IT has a lengthy culinary history. In Ancient Egypt it was eaten and used as a common sweetener. Dried carob fruit are eaten during the Jewish holiday of Tu Bishvat, while carob juice drinks are traditionally drunk during the Islamic month of Ramadan.

Since it is naturally sweet carob is a delicious replacement for chocolate and can be used to make cakes, cookies, bread and beverages. Not only does it have one third less calories and 17 times less fat than chocolate, it is also a good source of fiber and is very nutritious containing the vitamins B1, B2 and A, as well as calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, manganese, chromium and copper. Carob is claimed to be able to stop serious cases of diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and upset stomach, as well as lower cholesterol levels and increase antioxidant activity.