Two Brothers Organic Farms - AMOREARTH - Jaggery (900 gms)
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2019 update - Light colour and brittle texture, the fresh batch is lightish in colour and a little brittle ...though the process and quality both remian the same.
This jaggery has been made from a heirloom variety sugarcane grown organically on our own certified organic farms and then processed organically the traditional way using lady finger as a natural cleansing agent, absolutely no chemicals and no sulphur, forever this jaggery has been tested for all chemical heavy metal residues which no one in India does, we have given a QR code which when scanned will give you the entire lab report, Organic jaggery is an excellent digestive, very rich in calcium and a perfect alternative for white sugar.
The important benefits of Jaggery include its ability to cleanse your body, act as a digestive agent, sweeten your food in a healthy manner, and provide good amounts of minerals.
Health Benefits Of Jaggery
The health benefits of this sweet treat include its ability to aid in digestion, treat constipation, boost the energy levels, and much more.
In India, it is recommended to take a few grams of jaggery after a heavy meal or after eating non veg because it facilitates digestion. It activates digestive enzymes and functions like acetic acid in the stomach, thus speeding up digestion and smoothening the process, ultimately reducing strain on the intestines and the digestive tract.
You may not normally connect sweeteners and sugars with cleansing the body, but it is one of the well-proven benefits of jaggery. It effectively cleans the respiratory tracts, lungs, food pipe, stomach, and intestines.
Jaggery pulls out dust and unwanted particles from the body, while also giving relief from constipation, due to the presence of fiber in it. As it reduces constipation and stimulates bowel movements, it further cleanses the body of toxins
We know that carbohydrates, consumed in our food, give us energy upon oxidation. The simpler the carbohydrate, the sooner the energy is released. This simplicity comes as a blessing for athletes and people suffering from serious fatigue because they need instantaneous energy and quick relief. Therefore, sugar and glucose are proper carbohydrates for them, because they get absorbed into the bloodstream immediately to give a quick burst of energy.
But on the other hand, studies show and doctors advise that this sudden rise in sugar or energy level can be a major threat to the integrity of internal organs, particularly in the case of diabetics. In the long run, this may even give rise to diabetes, since the fluctuating sugar levels may affect the pancreas to a point where it may lose its capacity to release large amounts of insulin at once, to counter the quick increase in the body’s sugar level. This sudden uplift can cause severe damage to kidneys and eyes, raise blood pressure, and create a number of problems in related organ systems. Jaggery is a more complex form of carbohydrate than plain sugar. When you eat jaggery, it is digested and absorbed gradually, and it releases energy over an extended period of time. This can provide its eaters with warmth and energy without harming their internal organs.
Rich in Minerals
Unlike sugar, jaggery is rich in minerals, mainly iron but it also has traces of other mineral salts. While most of the iron comes through its processing in iron vessels, the other minerals come directly from the sugar cane juice, since the juice does not undergo refinement or bleaching of any kind. Therefore, jaggery is a very good source of minerals for the body.
There are plenty of natural and artificial sweetening agents available on the market, with good old white sugar right at the top. However, most of them are just plain sweeteners. The benefit of jaggery is that it is a colorful, tasty, and a healthy sweetener. You can experience the difference yourself. Taste plain sugar and jaggery one after another, and it will be very clear to you.
Jaggery is less likely to give you a bad reaction to acidity as compared to white sugar. There is no good explanation for this, although this is frequently observed. Even doctors suggest switching to jaggery for sweetening purposes when someone is having an unexplainable acidic reaction.