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Carob

chocolate pods

Carob, evergreen tree (Ceratonia siliqua) native to the Mediterranean but also cultivated elsewhere. The carob, a member of the pea family, has pods that contain a sticky pulp that tastes similar to chocolate. Roasted and ground, it can be used as a chocolate substitute. Untreated carob pods are used as feed for cattle and horses.

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