Ceratonia siliqua L.

Species in the Global Pollen Project's Master Reference Collection.

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Ceratonia siliqua (rights holder: Luis M) © Luis M


Carob (Ceratonia siliqua) is a leguminous tree that reaches a height of around 15 m. It is grown in numerous countries, including Greece, Italy, Spain, Cyprus, and Israel. The pod is lined with a soft brownish pulp that may contain up to 50% sugar. The pulp is turned into carob flour that is used to make bread, cakes, and "chocolate". (Vaughan and Geissler 1997) The seeds are the source of locust ... Text © Leo Shapiro

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