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natural ecological carob podsEcological kibble carob pods (Ceratonia siliqua)84961-45-5284-634-5SpainIt can be declared as carob fiber (from carob fruit)powderBrown to dark brownpleasant aroma of carobCorrugated box containing 1, 10 or 20kg PE food bags with PE innerliner
Caromax ECO powder has been made using ecologically grown carob pods in the south of Spain. Its high content in dietary fiber and low content in fat makes it a healthy product that can be used in a wide range of application of the food industry. Caromax ECO powder can be used in bakery or confetionary products, as chocolate substitute, flavours and aromas or natural colouring.
Carob tree is a native to the Mediterranean region. It is a species of flowering evergreen shrub of tree in the pea family, Fabaceae.Its pods has been used for ages, and it has a content of D-Pinitol.D-Pinitol is converted to D-Chiro-Inositol (DCI) in our body.
Antioxidants play an important role in protecting the human body against oxidative processes. Most insoluble dietary fibers show little antioxidative activity – or none at all. Initial in vitro studies have demonstrated that Caromax Fiber works as an efficient scavenger against free radicals and other reactive substances.
Caromax posseses a high content of insoluble dietary fiber and is especially rich in lignin. Its physiological properties (water-holding capacity and resistance to human digestive enzymes) contribute to an improved intestinal motility and bowel function
Natural solution for healthy food
Carob powder is an excellent substitute for cocoa and chocolate because it contains in its composition the theobromine which presents side effects like headache, inappetence or allergies.
In several mutagenicity studies pinitol was non-mutagenic even at high concentrations.
The acute toxicity of pinitol is low. Administration to animals for 28 days did not show negative effects. Single doses of several grams are well tolerated by humans.
Long-term pinitol ingestion by humans from different plant foods which contain pinitol like soybeans
or carob pods has not shown negative effects. In countries with a high consumption of soybeans daily doses of 250 – 300 mg per day seem common. Neither have negative effects been reported
from human studies with pinitol of more than 1 g per person per day for several weeks. No unde-
sired effects like flatulence, diarrhoea, abdominal pain or allergic or hypersensitivity effects were reported. Based on the historical evidence it can reasonably be concluded that intake of a reasonable amount of pinitol is safe.
Carob fiber is consumed for its physiological effects and therefore generally classified as a food and not as a food additive.
In the EU pinitol has been consumed as part of the normal diet by consumption of carob and soy products for decades if not centuries. Only consumption of levels well exceeding the intake from these sources may require examination whether the specific use has to be authorised. Health claims have to be approved by the EU under conditions outlined in Regulation 1924/2006/EC, especially art. 13 and 14.
In the USA pinitol from pine trees has been accepted as a new ingredient for dietary supplements. Use of carob pinitol would require a respective approach. FDA´s consent should, based on the identical structure and at least same degree of purity, be obtainable. Any claims on pinitol functions have to based on scientific evidence and to be accompanied by the following statement: “This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease”.
Any claim referring to treatment or cure of a disease makes a product a pharmaceutical which would require authorisation under pharmaceuticals legislation.
In Japan pinitol-containing products would qualify for FOSHU (Food for Specified Health Uses) approval provided the general requirements effectiveness, safety, appropriate ingredients and adequate quality control are met.
Euronutra is prepared to assist its customers in obtaining the necessary authorisations for their products.
High quality healthy solutions demands sostenibility
Sustainable ingredients is the only way to work for Euronutra. For that, our company works in a long-term basis with local agents and research centers seeking always the best raw materials improving the impact in the harvesting, manufacturing trying to improve the lives of all the actors involved in the circle of the product till the final consumers
Carob is harvested in Spain that grows on non-irrigated trees without the use of pesticides or fertilizers.Looking for the best varieties, lands and people has taken dozens of years but it give us a sustainable raw material, supplier and better planet for next generations.Using water-soluble technologies and next generation gentle technologies minimizes the impact that industrial activities currently has.