“Carob is a well-balanced food full of vitamins and minerals. The sugar in carob is a natural sugar, such as occurs in honey, fruits, and vegetables. Natural sugars carry their own B vitamins with them for purposes of digestion, so that other parts of the body are not robbed of these vitamins. Carob has an alkaline reaction within the body. Its pH value is 10.6, which is extremely ALKALINE. Carob powder looks and tastes a lot like chocolate, and is generally used, by health-minded people, as a substitute for chocolate.” —The Divine Prescription, Gunther B. Paulien, Ph.D.