Did you know … ?

Posted in Uncategorized by lmass on 03/07/2012

Carob trees (Ceratonia siliqua) have been farmed in the Middle East for at least 4000 years – carob is used as a chocolate substitute. Their edible pods are traditionally eaten on Tu B’shevat, a Jewish holiday celebrating trees. The seeds inside the pods were also traditionally used to weigh diamonds, which is where we get the word CARATfrom!