Jaggery – Medicinal Sugar

ImageOur Organic Jaggery is a pure, wholesome, unrefined whole sugar which contains the natural goodness of minerals and vitamins. It comess from the sap of sugar cane, and its flavor is described as an aromatic blend between brown sugar and molasses with sweet undertones. But what makes our organic jaggery superior to conventional jaggery is the way it’s made! Because it is processed without the use of chemicals, organic jaggery retains many vital vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium. In fact, our organic jaggery has a mineral content approximately 50 times greater than refined sugar and five times more than brown sugar. Just a teaspoon of our organic jaggery delivers approximately 3-5 mg of calcium, 3-5 mg phosphorous, 6 mg magnesium, and 45 mg of potassium.

Health Benefits of Organic Jaggery:

Organic Jaggery can be used in practically any food or beverage where you might want to add a few spoonfuls of sugar. You can grate or cut organic jaggery into small pieces and add it to cereal or coffee; gur can be used on bread and other baked items. It can also be chopped up and dissolved in water to form a syrup to sweeten custards, rice, or even p ed over ice cream. You can substitute jaggery for granulated white sugar in many recipes-you will need to use about one-and-a-half times the amount of jaggery to achieve the equivalent level of sweetness

Organic Jaggery’s health benefits even go beyond the kitchen. It has long been observed that people who work in highly toxic surroundings and regularly consume jaggery, such as industrial workers in dusty or smoky environments, have little or no bronchial or lung discomfort. And a study in Environmental Health Perspectives (1994: 211-214) reported that jaggery reduced the number of lesions formed in rats’ lungs infiltrated with coal and silica dust. Popularly known as the “medicinal sugar”, jaggery has various health benefits to help in overall wellness of a person.

Organic Jaggery has sucrose and glucose but along with that, it also has good amount of minerals and vitamins needed for the healthy functioning of the body. It is also known to be a good s ce of magnesium which in turn helps in relieving fatigue along with relaxation of muscles, nerves and blood vessels. It thus helps in relieving the symptoms of asthma, migraine, tension and soreness in muscles. Organic Jaggery is also a good s ce of potassium and this along with low amounts of sodium helps to maintain blood pressure and reduces water retention.

Not to forget, jaggery is very good for anemic people as it is a good s ce of iron that helps in increasing hemoglobin level in the body. It is also a very good s ce of manganese and selenium and thus acts as an antioxidant scavenging free radicals from the body. In addition, jaggery also possesses moderate amounts of calcium, phosphorus and zinc. Organic Jaggery thus helps to maintain optimum health and it also helps in the purification of blood, along with preventing rheumatic afflictions and disorders of bile.

Looking at the high nutritional value of organic jaggery and its numerous health benefits, one should eat this regularly to enhance one’s overall health.


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