Jaggery - the Sweetness of Health!
For many years, jaggery has been known for its multiple of benefits. It is the purest, unrefined, non-centrifugal sugar commonly consumed in India. Jaggery is made from sugar cane juice or the juice of certain trees, such as date palms.
Jaggery – like all its unrefined cousins; contains more nutrients than refined white sugar since its molasses naturally remain intact in its processing (actually, white refined sugar has zero nutrients). In addition to claims that jaggery helps with digestion and can stimulate bowel movements, it is also believed that jaggery is a natural detoxifier and can ‘cleanse the body’, especially by detoxifying the liver.
The distinction between Jaggery and sugar is their composition. Sugar is the simple sugar that gets digested quicker and strength is released without delay while Jaggery is made up of long chains of mineral salts, sucrose, and fibre. Since Jaggery is ready in iron vessels, it’s far rich in iron. Jaggery intake is suggested over sugar in instances of sufferers with iron deficiency. It additionally acts as a cleaning agent because it helps smooth the lungs and breathing tract. So, it’s far beneficial to switch sugar with Jaggery.