Jaggery is a natural sweetener that’s also a healthier alternative to refined white sugar. It is prepared from the sap or the juice of plants that contains a considerable amount of sucrose or sugar. This includes plants like sugar cane and certain palms like date palm and Palmyra. Traditional Jaggery is unrefined and non-distilled, so no chemicals are used in making it and all the nutrients like magnesium, iron, calcium, and phosphorus are retained.
Rich brown or golden in colour, Jaggery tastes like something between a rich molasses and caramel toffee. It is essentially made in South and Southeast Asia, North Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean Islands.
Although there are several types, the most popular and highly consumed form of Jaggery is obtained from sugarcane.
Apart from being used in households as a sweetener and a flavouring agent, it is also used extensively in the food and beverage industry. It is used in chocolates, candies, sorbets, traditional Indian health tonics, and syrups.
Important benefits of Jaggery include its ability to cleanse your body, act as a digestive agent, sweeten your food in a healthy manner, and provide good amounts of minerals.
It is much more complex than refined sugar, and therefore does not increase the sugar level in the blood very quickly. It provides energy slowly, over a longer period. Although diabetics should avoid Jaggery, it is definitely better than using sugar.
For centuries in the Indian Subcontinent, sugar cane Jaggery has been used as a lung, throat, and respiratory tract cleanser as well as an additive to the local remedies for coughs and colds.
So as you can see, having a good amount of Jaggery in the kitchen is very essential for several reasons. What if we were to tell you that you can get all the aforementioned goodness of Jaggery, with the added benefit of organic?
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