Carob protein derives from edible carob pods which grow from flowering evergreen trees across the Mediterranean region.
Not only are these pods super nutrient-dense, allergy-friendly, and packed full of highly digestible protein, their use dates back to ancient Egyptian times around 3100 B.C.
What’s even better, Designer Physique does a one-of-a-kind Vege Pro-Carob Protein Powder, which is absolutely unprocessed and contains 100% ground carob pods sourced from the highest quality regions of Spain.
This makes our Carob Protein a completely raw, hypoallergenic, and vegan-friendly plant protein powder option.
Before we digress, let’s delve into some interesting facts that you may not know about this carob protein.
Carob Protein in Ancient Egypt
If we look back at the history of carob, we can see that it dates all the way back to biblical times.
If we look to the bible in Matthew 3:4, St. John the Baptist preached in the wilderness and lived on wild honey and locusts, which are also known as carob pods. Later on, in history, Europeans went on to name carob trees “St. John’s bread tree”.
There is also evidence to suggest carob was widely used by ancient Egyptians. Pectin, a starchy substance found in carob was often used in the mummification process of the dead.
Today, carob is still consumed in abundance across Egyptian civilisations. Dried carob pods are often eaten as high protein snacks, or fermented into a range of sweetened beverages (Nasar-Abbas et al., 2015).
Carob is Nutty in Flavour
Carob is often used as an alternative to cacao powder, but most people don’t know that the flavour profile of carob protein is a tad different (in a good way).
Unlike its more “chocolatey” counterpart, which is often bitter, carob comes with some lighter, earthier notes with a slight sweetness.
Carob resembles a nuttier, more neutral flavour and smoother consistency than something that would be chalkier, such as pea protein.
It’s also a better option than baking with Whey Protein Powder, which may have the potential to change consistency throughout the baking process from varying heat exposure.
This makes carob protein an ideal substitute in cooking and baking recipes and is also extremely nutritious.
You can read more about the high-protein, nutrient-dense benefits of carob over in this article.
Great Vegan Plant Protein Alternative
Are you looking for a good plant protein powder that’s nutritionally dense? Perhaps you’re just looking to switch from the same ol’ pea or rice protein, and want something different.
Regardless of the reason, Designer Physique Carob Protein is a solid option if you’re after a plant-based protein powder that’s high in bioavailable protein, allergy-friendly, and 100% raw.
Where required, our plant protein powders are naturally sweetened with thaumatin, which is attributed to our delicious taste profiles and smooth blending consistency.
Carob protein has been a staple across human civilisation for centuries.
Not only is it nutritiously-dense, but also contains highly digestible amounts of protein per serve, and is allergy-friendly.
Carob is also a great option for someone looking to upgrade their plant protein powder into something that’s versatile, delicious and 100% raw.
Learn more about the nutrient-dense profile of carob over in this article.