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Jaggery (Un-refined ) Natural Cane Sugar - 350g

Jaggery (Un-refined ) Natural Cane Sugar - 350g

  • Jaggery is an unrefined sugar product made in Asia and Africa.

    Jaggery contains more nutrients than refined sugar because of its molasses content.

    Molasses is a nutritious by-product of the sugar making process, which is usually removed when making refined sugar.

    Including the molasses adds a small amount of micronutrients to the final product.

    It’s sometimes referred to as a “non-centrifugal sugar,” because it’s not spun during processing to remove the nutritious molasses.

    It boosts your metabolism and is a great source of energy. In Ayurveda, jaggery is used since ages to help treat a wide range of health problems including, anxiety, migraines, digestion and fatigue.

    One reason jaggery is gaining popularity is the belief that it is more nutritious than refined white sugar. It is also claimed to have various health benefits. Some common health claims include improved digestive health, anemia prevention, liver detoxification and improved immune function.

    Jaggery is loaded with antioxidants and minerals like zinc and selenium, which help prevent free-radicals (responsible for early ageing).

    Jaggery is a sweetener that’s becoming popular as a “healthy” replacement for sugar.

    What’s more, this sweetener has been given a serious health halo.

    It’s often referred to as a “superfood sweetener.”

    Ingredients: cane sugar.

    100 grams (half a cup) of jaggery may contain:

    Calories: 383.

    Sucrose: 65–85 grams.

    Fructose and glucose: 10–15 grams.

    Protein: 0.4 grams.

    Fat: 0.1 grams.

    Iron: 11 mg, or 61% of the RDI.

    Magnesium: 70-90 mg, or about 20% of the RDI.

    Potassium: 1050 mg, or 30% of the RDI.

    Manganese: 0.2–0.5 mg, or 10–20% of the RDI.

    However, keep in mind that this is a 100-gram (3.5-oz) serving, which is much higher than you would generally eat at once. You’d probably consume closer to a tablespoon (20 grams) or teaspoon (7 grams).

    Jaggery may also contain small amounts of B vitamins and minerals, including calcium, zinc, phosphorus and copper.


    How to use:

    Jaggery is regularly consumes as sweetener and is part of many sweet delicacies(pongal/rice cooked with jiggery). A pinch of jiggery is traditionally added to spicy preparations like curries and gravies, to enhance the other flavours. Jaggery is also added to lentil soup to add sweetness to balance spicy, salty and sour components. Many sweet dishes are made by adding jiggery with milk and coconut or with nuts like cashews. this sweetener is often used as a sugar substitute in baking. It can also be used to sweeten drinks like tea and coffee.

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