Carob - The "Black Gold" of the Algarve

An incredible journey from regional confectionery to an ingredient used by the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.



Carob trees have always been part of the Algarve's landscape and identity. There is a local carob-based industry which is unique to Portugal. Carob and its by-products are an important export product, traveling every yearto far-off countries such as Japan, which is one of the principal destinations. During this immersive day in the Algarvian countryside, you will learn about the wide ranging uses of Carob in the textile, paper, glues and paint, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.

Carob - The "Black Gold" of the Algarve

Portugal· 6 hours