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Palm Jaggery: Introduction and Health Benefits

Palm Jaggery: Introduction and Health Benefits



Palm Jaggery also known as Taad Gud (Taar Gur) in Hindi and Karuppatti or Panavellam in Tamil has enviable benefits. It is made from coconut juice without using any chemicals. It was originally made from the sugary sap of the Palmyra Palm. In recent times, it is also made from the sap of the sago and coconut palms. Both are different in taste, even though the term is used interchangeably. The taste of the Palm Jaggery which is made from the coconut juice has a chocolate-like taste which makes it a great substitute to refined sugar. Palm Jaggery which is made from Palm tree extract has a number of minerals and vitamins. They have a large number of medicinal properties, which also acts a healthy and natural sweetener.


Palm Jaggery is an incomparable substitute of refined sugar. When comparing it to the refined sugar, the nutrient of palm jaggery remains in it even after the manufacturing process is completed. In refined sugar, all the phytonutrients are removed during its making and only the sweetness is present, making it harmful for health.


Palm Jaggery is known to have several benefits. It is widely used in Asia, Africa and some parts of America. Palm Jaggery intensifies the taste of many dishes in India because it provides both sweet and savory flavor. In India, it has an important position in the age old practice of Ayurveda. It is considered as a storehouse of various important minerals like Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium etc. The potassium proportion in it helps in minimizing bloating and water retention.



Of the numerous health benefits it provides, let’s discuss a few of them in brief.


  • ·        Nourishes Skin:
Palm Jaggery contains the nutrients which helps our skin glow. It delays the appearing of fine lines, dark spots and wrinkles. It also helps in removing acne and pimples, a very common problem from a long time.
  • ·        Improves Digestion:
One of the major advantages of consuming Palm Jaggery is because of its ability to get us rid from digestive ailments. It cleanses the system by removing toxins from our body. It acts as a detox by flushing out unwanted particles from the liver. It should be consumed during the summer in a medium sized quantity to keep the stomach cool.

  •  ·        Rich in Nutrients:
Palm Jaggery is rich in iron and it increases haemoglobin along with helping in the treatment of Anemia. It contains Magnesium which helps to regulate the nervous system. It boosts the immune system thus preventing many blood related problems.
  • ·        Effective during Pregnancy:
Palm Jaggery keeps the fetus safe from negative health effects. It contains a lot of anti-oxidants which is why it’s consumed from the 7th month onwards to provide relief from pregnancy difficulties.
  • ·         Eases Joint Pain:
It is rich in calcium which makes the bones healthier and stronger. It strengthens the bones, thereby reducing joint pain and other related issues like Arthritis. Experts suggest to tale Palm Jaggery with a pinch of ginger or a glass of milk.
  • ·         Heals Migraine:
Migraines can be called as one of the most painful and uncomfortable type of headaches. Natural medicinal content of Palm Jaggery helps to reduce this problem. Consuming 1 tsp of Palm Jaggery greatly minimizes the pain and it is also beneficial in the long run.
  • ·        Helps in Weight Loss:
This is an astonishing fact about Palm Jaggery. It helps in maintaining the electrolyte balance and helps in the water retention as it contains Potassium. It also helps in the weight loss regimen that we undertake.
  • ·        Relieves Constipation:
Palm Jaggery contains dietary fibers in bulk amount. These fibers supports in treating indigestion and acidity. It cleans the system properly. It activates the digestive enzymes in the body thus preventing and relieving from constipation. A small piece of it post lunch is beneficial.
  • ·         Helps in Cough and Cold:
Whether it’s warm water or tea, using palm jaggery as a substitute of sugar gives many benefits. It has a calming effect on the soft tissues of the throat and helps in reducing throat infection. Taking a bit of palm jaggery when suffering from sneezing or coughing provides relief.

  •  ·        Relieves Menstrual Cramps:
One of the most painful phenomena every month for females is Menstruation. The pain, for many women, is unbearable calling for other pain in the body. Palm Jaggery is rich in nutrients which makes it a natural therapy for menstrual problems. Eating of Palm Jaggery releases Endorphins which relaxes our body.
  • ·        Immunity Booster:
It cleanses the liver by removing toxins from the body. It is high in antioxidants and helps boost resistance against infections, thus building stronger immunity.

Palm Jaggery which is bought in block form is undoubtedly healthier than refined sugar. It does not contain synthetic additives or preservatives. It contains slightly less calories than table sugar, sweeter than table sugar and has a high glycemic index. Palm Jaggery is a natural sweetener and an Energy food. Mahatma Gandhi recommended Jaggery which he used to consume as a part of his vegetarian diet. It helps in slow rise in blood sugar, thus making it a unique product which can be used for all ages. It does not have the bone meal content, which is used for whitening processed sugar.

During pregnancy, elders give Kashayams (water extract of a single herb or a group of herbs) with palm jaggery to remove its bitter taste, every night from 7th month of pregnancy to help in dealing with the difficulties that come along. It is widely practiced in Tamil Nadu in South India. It helps in removing the possible impurities in the breast milk and provides the baby with white and clean milk during breast feeding.

Our products are manufactured under controlled conditions to ensure high quality and at the same time retaining the nutrient value and natural flavor.

We supply the following Palm Jaggery in four natural forms to enjoy its sweetness.
1.      Ginger
2.      Dry Ginger
3.      Pepper
                  4.   Cardamom





                                                                                                          Penned by
                                                                                                        Manisha Singh
 



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