Carob powder can substitute cacao or chocolate. It is a natural sweetener rich in calcium, phosphorus, potassium, carbohydrates, protein, magnesium, vitamin A, B and D, and various metals. It is of ahigher nutritional value than chocolate and contains less than half of cacao’s fat. It is gluten-free and caffeine-free
For a chocolate beverage, replace 2 scoops of chocolate with 3 scoops of carob powder. For cacao, replace it with equal quantity of carob powder. It can also be used in sweets, cakes, pastries, drinks and milkshakes like cocoa. As it is a natural sweetener it requires less additional sugar. Alternatively, you can use carob syrup instead of sugar.