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08-01-2005, 07:15 PM
Is there a difference between these two, or can I substitute one for the other? Thanks so much!
08-02-2005, 07:34 AM
I'm not sure what the difference is taste-wise or texture-wise, but I use carob powder for all the "chocolate" recipes and they all turn out very well.
But perhaps someone else has had experience with both carob adn cacao and can provide more insight.
carob has more saturated fat and cocoa is full of anti-oxidents. I like the flavour of cacoa better and I add a few beens to my fruit shake every day.
08-02-2005, 01:26 PM
YES, and YES
Carob can be purchased 100% raw, Cacao can not, or at least there is so much controversy over whether it is raw or not, you see cacao has to ferment for a period of time and the fermentation process causes the beans to heat up although naturally, so there is some debate as to whether it is 100% raw or not.
There are some raw gurus who say theirs is the ONLY raw cacao, and there are other raw gurus who say it can't be raw, by the way it MUST be made.
So, I say, try it see how you like it, whether it works for you in your body and go from there.
Personally, I'll stick with my raw carob, it's for sure 100% raw, and much cheaper and much easier to find (for me) and I have now aquired a taste for it.
The raw cacao made me jittery, and it just didn't "feel" raw to me on an energy level, but to each his own.
Good luck in your quest.
08-02-2005, 01:51 PM
I always have great luck substituting raw carob powder for chocolate. I can't even taste the diff anymore, that's how delicious it is to me.
Now, having said that, I am going to make myself a carob, stevia, sunflower seed milk shake with lots of ice!!
08-02-2005, 02:07 PM
Thanks, everyone - I get more educated here every day! I will continue to use my raw carob powder.
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