The Cyprus carobs, the variety of 'Tylliria' 'Countourca 'and 'Coumpota' are unique in the whole world due to the high percentage of sugar in the pods.
The Cyprus Carob
contains more sugar than any other variety and it is up to 51%. Other
varieties in the world do contain much less. Furthermore the high percentage
of tannins is found particularly in the outside skin of the carob, bind
toxins together, the tannins are water insoluble, and in this way stops
the growth of bacteria.
The pods contain up to 1.5% tannins which interfere with the body's utilization of protein.