Jaggery or Gur has been an integral part of Indian culture for centuries. It is prepared by boiling sugarcane juice or date palm syrup or even the sap of coconut trees. With the introduction of refined white sugar, the use of this amber coloured sweetener in our cuisine has diminished over the years. However, unlike white sugar, Jaggery is unrefined and packed with nutrients.
A Gradual introduction of jaggery into the daily diet is recommended as it beneficial to our health in the following ways:
Jaggery is known to activate our digestive enzymes enabling proper digestion of food. It facilitates bowel movement and prevents constipation. Sprinkle black pepper on a bite size piece of jaggery and have it after dinner for best results.
Thanks to its unrefined nature, Jaggery is loaded with iron which is the building block of haemoglobin in blood and thus boosts the…
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