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Is Carob Good For You?

Preliminary research on this chocolate substitute.

September 15, 2009 |
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Image thanks to Arpingstone via Wikimedia Commons.

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We know cocoa is good for us. What about carob? Harmful, harmless, or helpful?
Wonderful stuff. There’s not a big carob lobby, so there hasn’t been much research, but this year we did learn that in the very least carob can protect human colon cells from DNA damage.

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by veganmontreal.

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Dr. Michael Greger

Doctor's Note

Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out theprequel about chocolate and cocoa. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos--please feel free to explore them as well!

For some context, please check out my associated blog post: Soymilk: shake it up!

  • http://nutritionfacts.org/members/mgreger/ Michael Greger M.D.

    Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out the prequel about chocolate and cocoa. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos–please feel free to explore them as well!

  • http://nutritionfacts.org/members/7worships/ 7worships

    Thank you for this article on carob. I am allergic to chocolate and was wondering about carob.

  • barbarabrussels

    OK, but what is carob? Is it something else to add to our smoothie? Thanks

  • ANJ

    What about Carob molasses which is naturally very sweet without any sugar added?

  • ANJ

    We eat it mixed with tahini in a sandwich in Jordan, our cycling group call it rocket fuel :-)