Carob, St. John's Bread
Carobs can be male, female or hermaphrodite. Only the female trees produce brown leathery pods (up to 1 foot long) 11 months after pollination. St. John is supposed to have eaten the pods of the Carob. These pods are rich and sugar and are milled as a chocolate substitute. The hard seeds inside the pods are not edible. The pod contains less fat and more vitamins than cocoa, and are sold as cocoa substitute in health stores.
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