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Sago

Also Known As : Sabudana
Technical Name : Cycas revoluta

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

It has a sticky and starchy taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Sago is more often used during fasting.
  2. It can be used to make sabudana khichadi, kheer pappad, and vada.

Common names and forms

  1. Big Sagoo
  2. Sabudana
  3. Sabudana Flour
  4. Sago Flour
  5. Tapioca Pearls

Description

Sago is the starch obtained from the centre of sago palm stems. It is similar to tapioca in taste and texture.

Health benefits

  • Sago is high in potassium that helps to lower blood pressure level in the body.(1)
  • High fiber content in sago helps to improve digestive disorders.(1)
  • Sago is easily digestible and helps to boost energy in the body.(1)
  • It strengthens bone tissue and boosts bone mineral density.(1)
  • It helps to fasten muscle growth.(1)
  • It helps to prevent neural tube defects in infants.(1)

Selection Guide

Choose dry and white pearls of sago. Avoid if they look yellowish in color.

Note

Excessive consumption of sago may cause weight gain as it is high in calories.(2)

Resource & Links

(1,2) https://www.organicfacts.net/sago.html

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