Carob

“Where there is citrus trees there is also carob.”

At least that’s what our grandparents use to say. And it seems to be true because these trees grow side by side in the Algarve. 
Carob trees have been cultivated for more than 4.000 years and their fruit is known for its wholesome properties. In the past 20 years carob has entered the stage as healthier alternative for cacao. Because carob contains plenty minerals and vitamins!

Carob flour is an essential ingredient for all kinds of pastry in the Algarve. The increasing demand for health foods and its unique taste have converted carob into a must have in every kitchen. Besides freshly baked carob cake, we also have a special carob liqueur. And you should definitely try it!