Carob is a sought-after ingredient in the food and beverage industry. It is derived from Ceratonia siliqua also called a carob tree. The global market for carob is witnessing rapid growth, finds Market Research Future (MRFR) in its latest study. Carob seeds and pulp are used as stabilizers, natural sweeteners and thickeners in preparation of a range of food items. Its application in food is also growing owing to its health benefits. Carob is viewed as a healthier alternative to cocoa powder.