Consuming carob molasses may provide you with beneficial nutrients and natural chemicals to improve your health. Carob molasses contains vitamins and minerals including riboflavin, vitamin A, calcium, iron, phosphorus and potassium. In addition, carobs are 80 percent protein, according to the Australian National University. Carob molasses contain phytochemicals, or plant chemicals, that may act as antioxidants to destroy cell-damaging free radicals.
The theophylline from carob fruit extracts, as in carob molasses, potentially benefit people suffering from a group of lung disorders, including chronic asthmatic bronchitis and emphysema, known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. Research published in the September 2006 edition of the journal “Respirology” observed the effects of low-dose theophylline on COPD patients. Over a one-year period, 110 participants with COPD received either 100 mg of slow-release theophylline or a placebo. Subjects receiving theophylline experienced fewer episodes, exacerbations and had fewer clinical visits than those taking a placebo. Scientists concluded that low-dose oral theophylline is an effective and well-tolerated long-term treatment for stable COPD; however, additional scientific information is needed to conclusively prove the effectiveness of carob extracts for the treatment of COPD