Carob is a tropical pod that comes from the brown pod of the carob tree. Carob pods contain a sweet, edible pulp and inedible seeds. After drying, the pulp is roasted and ground into a powder that resembles cocoa powder. It is claimed that the flesh of carob pods taste similar to sweetened cocoa, and because it does not contain caffeine, the obromine or other psychoactive substances, it is promoted as a hypoallergenic substitute. It is highly nutritious in vitamins and minerals, and is great to include in elderly nutritious snacks. Carob Powder is a food ingredient used as an ideal cocoa substitute and sugar replacer with a flavor and color similar to cocoa. Carob has no caffeine and almost no fat.