Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Carob First Harvest

We have harvested our first carob crop, after planting the tree five years ago. The pods are delicious and will not last that long. The tree is growing quite well so we can expect larger crops in years to come. The pods are legumes and can be used in a variety of ways. Powdered it makes a good flour or after a boiling process it can be turned into the syrup pekmez.

Not only is it a good alternative to chocolate for those of us with a sweet tooth but it contains weight for weight three time the amount of calcium in comparison to milk.