Firebrand

Member
What is it?
When we were over in Turkey recently we bought some honey from a stall by the side of the road. The girl who we bought it from was also selling bags of what looked like dried, black broad beans. Because I picked them up to look at them she gave them to me, so I now have them sitting in a cupboard.

So two questions really, what are they, and what do I do with them?

Thanks
 

CJD

Member
What is it?
Most likely to be carob, we have a tree in our garden
they taste vaguely like chocolate if you chew them.
they are mainly harvested and used as flavoring in
colas I believe. they harvest them co operatively in our
village and I believe they comand quite a good price
 

civciv

Member
What is it?
If they are carob beans, I believe they use them to make diabetic chocolate. They grow in abundance in Mallorca too
 
What is it?
Hi,

They are Carobs. If you snap one in half then take a lit match to the broken end and burn it-there is a very strong smell of chocolate.

The Turks make 'Pekmez' from boiling Carobs and making a thick dark syrup-I think it's an acquired taste.

Ann
 

KKOB

Completely Chillaxed
What is it?
The seeds are a great treat for dogs.

It's where the "carat" measure for gems and precious metals originated. The seeds were thought to be a uniform weight and were used on scales for weighing.
 
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eldivenci

Member
What is it?
Did you exchange the family cow for those beans?
And did your mother throw them angrily out of the window when you got home?
 
What is it?
The seeds are a great treat for dogs.

It's where the "carat" measure for gems and precious metals originated. The seeds were thought to be a uniform weight and were used on scales for weighing.
Alan you are amazing....:416pv:
you can learn something new everyday here..
 

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