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Jaggery

Also Known As : Gur

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

It has a sweet taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Jaggery is used for making sweets or added to dishes to add sweetness.
  2. It can be used for making chutneys.

Common names and forms

  1. Gud
  2. Gur
  3. Jaggery (Cane Sugar)
  4. Liquid Jaggery
  5. Natural Jaggery
  6. Organic Jaggery
  7. Organic Jaggery Powder
  8. Soaked jaggery

Description

Jaggery is a natural sweetener obtained from sugarcane.Generally there are two types of jaggery which are available in market. These are- orange coloured jaggery and brown coloured jaggery.Brown jaggery is more nutritious and is rich in iron and vitamin C.It is not even treated with bleaches to produce any kind of attractive colour; whereas orange jaggery is treated with bleaches to produce attractive appearance and colour.

Health benefits

  • Jaggery is full of antioxidants and boosts resistance to infections and builds stronger immunity.(1)
  • It can soothe PMS symptoms like mood swings,cramps and abdominal pain.(1)

Selection Guide

Avoid jaggery if it tastes a little salty or bitter. Always buy it in hard form.

Note

Over eating of jaggery may lead to weight gain. It should be avoided if one is prone to inflammation and swelling. It raises blood sugar levels. Risk of parasitic infections arises if it is not prepared hygienically.(2)

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