Jaggery is a traditional non-centrifugal cane sugar mostly consumed in the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and Africa. It is a concentrated product of cane juice and often date or palm sap without separation of the molasses and crystals, and can vary from golden brown to dark brown in colour. It not only contains sucrose but also invert sugars, and moisture, with the remainder of other insoluble matter, such as wood ash, proteins, and bagasse fibres.
Jaggery “THE HERO”
It is packed with calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium and phosphorus and even has trace amounts of zinc, copper, thiamin, riboflavin and niacin. Studies suggest that jaggery has B vitamins, some amounts of plant proteins and loads of phytochemicals and antioxidants. Few benefits are as follows-
- Cleanses the whole body
jaggery not only contains antioxidants but also many minerals and altogether they give it a cytoprotective quality to it, meaning that not only can it clear the mucus off the lungs but also cleans the respiratory and digestive tracts from the inside out.
2. Improves digestion
Jaggery helps to stimulates the bowels and aids the release of digestive enzymes. It is also believed that jaggery is great for people who suffer from constipation and other digestive issues.
3. Prevents anemia
Jaggery is rich in minerals like iron and phosphorus, which aid in the production of hemoglobin in the body. For people with low-iron in their diet or at risk of developing iron-deficiency anemia, consuming jaggery is an effective preventive measure.
4. Improves immune function
Any food that is packed with nutrients and helps detox the body is usually consider great for your immune system and so jaggery is believed to be one of the best immune-boosting foods available to us. That’s why jaggery is consumed more during winter when your body needs that extra immunity boost to help keep the cold, flu and other diseases at bay.
5. Aids glucose control and weight loss
Jaggery is a great alternative to white sugar. Although Opting for jaggery as a sweetener can not only keep your blood sugar levels in check but also help you control your weight better. It can also keep yo full for longer, which can also help you control your cravings when you’re trying to lose weight.
COME ON LETS TRY SOME AWESOME HEALTHY DESSERT MADE UP OF OUR OWN DESI GUD !!!!
- Ghee 1tbsp
- Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
- Crushed almonds 2tsp
- 2 tsp Crushed peanuts
- Jaggery 250gm
- Fennel powder 1/2tsp
- Ginger powder 1/4 tsp
- Black pepper powder as per taste
Take ghee on non stick pan, add cumin, crushed almonds and peanuts and roast them slightly. Now add shredded jaggery, let it melts down on medium flame. Add fennel, pepper and ginger powder to it. At the end grease the mold and set the jaggery.
BENEFITS OF THIS RECIPE –
- Completes the 5 flavors on your plate.
- Brings in more nutrients than a pieces of Dark chocolate can. So NO SWEET CRAVINGS
- Enhance absorption of iron from your saag/spinach based meals and increases the upatek of protein from your dal/gatte etc.
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