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    Old 03-14-2003, 06:53 PM   #1
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    Talking Carob Vs. Chocolate

    Does anybody have any information on one being better than the other, etc.?

     
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    Old 03-17-2003, 08:30 AM   #2
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    Hello, I don't know for sure, but a lot of healthy food stores claim that carob is better. The problem is that there was a study done on chocolate that was in the new recently. It said that chocolate is good for the heart. I've been having trouble finding carob in our health food stores lately. I like the carob chips, because they don't contain anything in them except carob. (No sugar and no fats.)

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    Old 03-17-2003, 06:48 PM   #3
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    Thanks Magpie! I am with you! I LOVE Carob Chips. They are superior (to me @ least ) over chocolate.

     
    Old 03-19-2003, 06:09 PM   #4
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    Anyone else know if there are any studies or facts on Carob vs. Soy?

     
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    Hello, Carob is a chocolate substitute. Soy is a protein substitute.

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    Old 03-20-2003, 12:45 PM   #6
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    Ooops...I meant Chocolate Vs. Carob...

     
    Old 03-20-2003, 02:51 PM   #7
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    Carob has none of the caffeine chocolate contains. Carob is also higher in fiber than wheat. It's not that one is really better, but people trying to avoid dairy can use carob without worry.

     
    Old 03-20-2003, 06:54 PM   #8
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    Thanx Borg! This is awesome info!
    One more question: I have heard it contains more in the way of minerals vs. chocolate. Is this a myth or is there something to that?

     
    Old 03-20-2003, 07:26 PM   #9
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    Carob and chocolate both have some trace minerals. From what i read in Gary Null's Ultimate Lifetime Diet. Many times people will crave chocolate because their body is low in manganese.

     
    Old 03-31-2003, 04:08 PM   #10
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    Chocolate tastes so much better. That's all the argument I have.

     
    Old 04-01-2003, 06:55 PM   #11
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    I did a little searching online, and this is what I came up with:

    The problem with chocolate isn't the chocolate itself but the fat and sugar we add to it. On the plus side, it is a source of antioxidants, called polyphenols that are also found in red wine and tea which protect against heart disease and possibly cancer.

    Aside from that, it can thin the blood making clotting less likely, which improves cardiovascular health.

    On the negative side, milk chocolate has butterfat which raises and contains cholesterol, and also has less antioxidants than dark chocolate.

    Carob often contains more sugar than chocolate and has been found to be five times more likely to cause tooth decay.

    "Candy or other sweet products made with carob are most often found in health food stores, and some people think carob is a healthier choice. However, there is nothing to back up this claim. The only real difference is that carob does not contain the alkaloids, having the effect of caffeine, which are found in chocolate."


    The bottom line is that carob isn't healthier than chocolate or vice versa, but that both are snack foods that should be consumed sparingly.

    All this info can be found easily by doing a google, since I can't post links or sites.

    I did find a lot of interesting info on child slave labor in the chocolate industry that you guys might want to check out, also just by using google...




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