Jaggery is an unrefined natural form of sugar that is produced without any chemicals. To make jaggery, sugarcane juice or palm sap is boiled in a deep, round pan allowing all the water and moisture to evaporate, leaving behind a thick paste of jaggery.
Jaggery is considered to be a healthier alternative as refined sugar mainly consists of glucose and fructose, jaggery contains glucose and sucrose and has several essential minerals and vitamins that are absent in refined sugar. Jagger is rich in minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and iron. It also contains a small amount of zinc and copper. Vitamin content of jaggery includes folic acid and B-complex vitamins.
Jaggery has several health benefits that are making it popular across the globe. Due to these health benefits, it has gained the title of ‘medicinal sugar’ worldwide. Zandu Chyavanprash Avaleha Jaggery is specially formulated with the goodness of Jaggery and other Micro-Nutrients to help improve respiratory health, enhance antioxidant activity and boost 2X immunity.
Jaggery is also effective when it comes to relaxing muscles, nerves and blood vessels. Other health benefits of jaggery include its potential to reduce water retention, increase hemoglobin levels to prevent anemia, increase immunity and boost energy.
So many health benefits make jaggery a better option for sweeteners.