Is Carob Safe?
(Murrieta CA USA)
Is carob safe for someone with lactose and gluten allergies?
This is a terrific website, thank you! My 84 year-old mother is allergic to lactose and gluten and is having a tough time finding little after-dinner treats.
I used to bake with carob in the 1950's as a young girl but I can't seem to find a definitive answer to my question online.
I suspect it's safe but would rather not experiment on her. :)
I would also suspect that carob is safe for lactose and gluten intolerance if you are using the carob powder rather than the carob chips, etc.
The chips might be made with dairy, so you'd want to check on that, but the powder should only be the actual carob from the tree.
Does anyone else know for sure and can help Maureen out on this one?