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    Carob = Primal?

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    Yesterday my parents visited a local health food store and among other great buys they came home with about a 1/2 - 1 lb of carob covered raisins. I really don't know much more than that about them but was wondering about the carob. Supposedly the lady at the store said the only sweetner involved is the raisin. Wadda ya think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alydar View Post
    Yesterday my parents visited a local health food store and among other great buys they came home with about a 1/2 - 1 lb of carob covered raisins. I really don't know much more than that about them but was wondering about the carob. Supposedly the lady at the store said the only sweetner involved is the raisin. Wadda ya think?
    Carob is a better choice than straight up sugar, but it is a somewhat high carb food. Definitely much higher carbs that chocolate. Also raisins themselves are pretty much little sugar bombs full of carbs, so these definitely should be considered candy and eaten in much moderation.

    edit: 16 carbs per oz

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    Thanks Rivvin! Much appreciated!

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    Carob's also a legume, which strictly speaking makes it unPrimal. Then again since you're unlikely to be eating a massive amount of it (unlike eating a bowl of beans for example) it shouldn't cause a problem I guess.

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    i thought carob was the before of cacao powder and coco powder?

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    When I was a kid, because of my Diabetes Mum used to buy me a carob Easter bunny instead of an ordinary, chocolate one. I hated it.

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    What else is in the coating but carob? Maybe no sugar, but I'd bet some nasty hydrogenated oils.

    OK, did some checking, consider this ingredient list: http://www.discoverbulk.com/Items.bu..._CAROB_RAISINS

    I myself wouldn't eat that. Especially considering what little sugar bombs raisins themselves are. Real dark chocolate would taste a thousand times better anyway.
    Last edited by PrairieProf; 11-18-2010 at 01:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalPaz View Post
    i thought carob was the before of cacao powder and coco powder?
    According to Wikipedia, it's a pea! :-P

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