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For years there has been a huge debate over which is better for you. However, the facts seem a little nebulous. People who like carob find it better for you. Chocoholics find all the good facts about chocolate and promote them.
Many people tout that carob has less fat in it. However, in order to make it palatable in a candy bar, lots more oils and fats must be added to it, or it tastes chalky and dry.
Carob tastes different than chocolate. It is naturally quite sweet and tastes a little like malted chocolate. It can be used one to one the same way chocolate is used. If you are trying to replace chocolate in bar form use 3 tablespoons of carob powder, but you’ll also probably have to add some extra oil to the recipe or it may turn out dry.
The main health factor is the caffeine and caffeine like substances that exist in chocolate, that don’t exist in carob. It also contains 60% less calories than chocolate. As long as you don’t expect your dish to taste like chocolate you will probably find carob delightful and tasty. It can fulfill you chocolate cravings quite nicely.