Raw Carob Pods
by Dee O
( Calif. USA)
Raw Carob Pods
Anyone looking for raw carob pods?
I have carob trees almost out my back door. The pods drop everywhere. Just wanting to know if there is a law about selling carob pods?
I know my dogs love them as treats right off the trees and they make good snacks for anyone looking for something sweet to snack on. Just watch the locust bean gum seeds. They are killer on the teeth.
I can't see any reason why it wouldn't be legal to sell raw carob pods from your carob trees. There's not a law against selling any other type of plant material in California (or the US), is there? (Apart from Cannibas or Marijuana or something like that, of course). ;-)
It's actually quite a good idea. As you mentioned, carob pods are a nice and safe treat for dogs.
I've also read that a number of mother's give them to their babies to chew on (like rusks) to help with teething and in place of a plastic teething ring. I thought that was pretty novel and a clever alternative.
Adults also enjoy snacking on dried carob pods, so the possibilities are definitely there. I'd think a lot of people would prefer to purchase carob pods grown in California rather than order them in from overseas.
We do have quite a few people who visit this site who are particularly interested in carob.
We are just getting ready to launch our new CCM Store
for vendors in the next couple of days, so you could list them for sale and see if you get any takers.
All the best!