Place: Battir, Palestine
Personal Background: Farmer, Construction worker
|Recipe’s Personal Background||How did you learn this recipe?||Carob is very cheap|
|Is there some memory/historical event connected to this recipe?||In winter it is served hot|
|Personal reference to tradition transmitted by relatives (preparing together, sharing, eating together etc.)?||This is used to keep kids warmer|
|Mediterranean Background||Any tradition this receipe is connected to? If yes, which one? Can you describe it?||Carob is very cheap, so it is cooked both in the winter and the summer. Especially in the winter it is served hot and it is used to keep kids warmer.|
|Any Festivity this recipe is connected to? If yes, which one? Can you describe it?||No|
Is your recipe connected to the territory you live in? Is it strictly linked to the specificity of the agricultural environment?
|The main ingredient of the juice, carob, comes from a famous tree called Ceratonia siliqua, commonly known as the carob tree, can be found all around Palestine. It thrives in warm climates and subtropical areas and its survival depends on the rainfall: it can survive long droughts, but it needs 500 to 550 mm rainfall per year so to grow fruits.|
|Season (season this food is linked to)||Its consumption is linked to summer and to the fasting time of Ramadan.|
|Ingredient||Nutritional Importance||Health Benefits|
|Sugar||1 tsp. sugar provides:
• 16 calories
• 4.2 g carbohydrates
• 0 g dietary fiber
• 0 g total fat
• 0 mg cholesterol
• 0 g protein
|Good source of energy|
|Carob|| 1 tbsp. of carob provides:
12.2 g carbohydrates
1.5 g dietary fiber
0.02 g total fat
0 mg cholesterol
0.17 g protein
| Rich source of energy.
Carob is believed to improve digestion and lower cholesterol level in the blood.
It is also used for treating diarrhea in children and adults alike. Carob benefits people with high blood pressure.
Regular use of carob helps in preventing lung cancer.
0 g carbohydrates
0 g fat
0 mg cholesterol
0 g protein
|Drinking Water Helps Maintain the Balance of Body Fluids. Water Can Help Control Calories. Water Helps Energize Muscles. Water helps the kidneys, the Body fluids transport waste products in and out of cells. The main toxin in the body is blood urea nitrogen, a water-soluble waste that is able to pass through the kidneys to be excreted in the urine|
|Is it suggested to eat this meal if you suffer from some disease? If yes, for which one?||Good source of energy
Treatment for people with diarrhea, and people who have digestive problems.
|What is the primary base with which your food is prepared? Is this a derivative of oil or another base?|| Carob which is a tropical pod that contains a sweet, edible pulp and inedible seeds
Water and sugar
|What nutrition related illnesses or deficiencies are common in your area? Are there holistic or nutrition based remedies connected to these aliments?|