Jaggery powder is the powdered form of cane jaggery. It is one of the most appreciated products of the Yaadhum community. Jaggery powder is a natural and healthy sweetener when compared to white sugar. Its mineral content is also much higher. Jaggery powder can be used in preparing exciting tea/coffee and also in traditional dishes such as unniyappam, whole wheat Rotis, peanut/ragi ladoos, jaggery rice and much more!
Why Yaadhum Jaggery powder?
Well, you can find several jaggery varieties in the market, as it has become a trend now. Yet Yaadhum jaggery is directly procured from the producer and shared with you. It is one of the most appreciated products of Yaadhum.
Is Jaggery a replacement for sugar?
A jaggery is an unrefined form of sugar. It is chosen by many, as it has more vitamins, minerals and less sucrose when compared to sugar. However it is still sugar, so it can only be used at moderate levels.
Sugar contains 99.7% sucrose while jaggery contains only around 70%.
In a 100-gram jaggery powder, you can find
- Protein- 280 mg
- Magnesium- 70 to 90 mg
- Fructose & Glucose- 10 to 15 g
- Potassium- 1056 mg
- Iron- 11 mg
- Manganese- 0.2 to 0.5 mg
- Calcium- 40 to 100 mg
- Phosphorus – 20 to 90 mg
- Vitamin A- 3.8 mg
- Vitamin C- 7 mg
- And Vitamin E- 111.30 mg
Jaggery powder in Indian languages
Jaggery is spread all over the world, especially in India. In Hindi, it is “Gur”. Also In Kannada, it is “Bella”. In the Marathi language, it is “Gul”. We all know in Tamil it is “Vellam”. It is “Bellam” in Telugu and “Sharkara” in Malayalam.
Benefits of jaggery
As jaggery contains essential vitamins and minerals,
- It can help with indigestion.
- It treats lung infections,
- Furthermore, it can remove the toxicity from the liver and blood,
- It can be a cure for constipation
- May relieve stress and result in increased energy levels
- Useful in treating premenstrual syndrome.
You can check our other natural sweetener: Hill honey
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