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LP17342-4Carob (Ceratonia siliqua)Active


LP17342-4   Ceratonia siliqua
The carob tree, Ceratonia siliqua, is a species of flowering evergreen shrub or tree in the pea family, Fabaceae, that is native to the Mediterranean region Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ for details. Source: Wikipedia, Wikipedia

LP17342-4   Ceratonia siliqua
A food additive, which may result in allergy symptoms in sensitised individuals.

Carob is an evergreen tree probably native to the Middle East. It is related to Mesquite, Acacia and Tragacanth trees. Cultivated since antiquity in hot, semiarid regions, it serves as an important forage crop. The Greeks diffused it in Greece and Italy, but it was afterwards more highly esteemed by the Arabs. The products of the tree, especially the powder from the pods, are in widespread use both near the tree's habitats and throughout the industrialised world.

The sugary, edible pods produced by some species resemble Locusts-hence the name Locust bean. As St John the Baptist fed on "honey and locusts", the pod also became known as St John's bread.

Carob/Carob gum may uncommonly induce symptoms of food allergy in sensitised individuals. Copyright Copyright © 2006 Phadia AB. Source: ImmunoCap, ImmunoCap

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Ceratonia siliqua
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zh-CNChinese (China)
Synonyms: 角豆树;卡罗布胶木;稻子豆;蝗卵豆槐;角豆胶;豆科;长角豆属
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
Ceratonia siliqua
Synonyms: johannesbroodboom
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Ceratonia siliqua
Synonyms: Caroubier, Rf296
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Ceratonia siliqua
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Ceratonia siliqua
Synonyms: Carrubo (Ceratonia siliqua)
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Ceratonia siliqua
Synonyms: Рожковое дерево (Ceratonia siliqua)
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Algarrobo (Ceratonia siliqua)
Synonyms: Рожковое дерево (Ceratonia siliqua)
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Ceratonia siliqua
Synonyms: f296