Jaggery- Benefits, Nutrition, Side Effects and Process

Jaggery is sweet in nature and it is a good replacement of sugar and give many health benefits. In India, it is known as ‘gur‘ and most people used this. This superfood sweetener called by different names in different places

  • India- Gur
  • Japan- Kokuto
  • Malaysia- Gula Melaka
  • Mexico- Piloncillo
  • Colombia- Panels

But it’s mainly found in India, Around 70% gur production from India. It is available in solid or powder form.


How Jaggery Made?

It made with 3 Steps Process-

Extraction– Sugar canes are pressed into the machine to extract the sweet juice.

Clarification– Sweet juice collects in large containers so that any sediment settles to the bottom.

Concentration– After producing a clear liquid, sweeten juice is placed in the large flat bottomed pan and boiled until yellow or dough-like paste remains.

Then it is transferred to containers where it cools and turns into jaggery.

Nutrition value of 100-gram Jaggery

Calories– 380g

Total Carbohydrates– 96g

Protein– 0.4g

Vitamins– B12, B6

Fat– 0.1gram

Minerals– Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, iron.

Jaggery Side Effects

Excessive consumption of sugar can increase the risk of chronic diseases (obesity, heart diseases, and type 2 diabetes). Jaggery is a different variation of sugar. Eating too much sugar, it’s not a good idea.  You should also avoid it in the summer season.

Main 9 Jaggery Benefits

9 jaggery benefits
9 jaggery benefits

Boosting Immunity

It contains Anti-oxidants and minerals like zinc and selenium which helps to prevent free radical damage and build resistance against various infections. Also, it boosts overall blood haemoglobin count.

Prevent Constipation

It helps to activate the digestive enzymes in the body and stimulate bowel movement that prevents constipation. If you’ve eaten a heavy meal then just consume some piece of the Gur.

Blood Purifier

Consumption on a regular basis in a small amount can purify the blood. It cleanses the blood which means healthier skin. Also, helps in increasing the amount of haemoglobin.

Preventing Respiratory Issue

You can prevent many respiratory problems such as bronchitis, asthma etc. Many experts recommend eating this jaggery with sesame seeds. This combination helps in preventing respiratory issues. You can eat its small piece if you phasing respiratory issue.

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Helps in Weight Loss

One of the worst problem in nowadays is heavyweight. Jaggery is the best source of potassium that helps to balance electrolytes. Also helps in low consumption of water, which helps in managing your weight. The expert also says this factor helps to weight loss.

Control Blood Pressure

It contains potassium and sodium nutrients which play an important role in maintaining acid levels in the body. Consuming some amount of jaggery and they make sure that a normal level of Blood Pressure is properly maintained.

Fight from Cold & Cough

It induces heat in the body when you eat it, so it is perfect for the cure of cold & cough. This is the reason why people consume it in winter, not in summer. For better results consume it with hot milk or tea.

Reduce Joint Pain

Many doctors recommend jaggery for reducing joint pains. It provides immense relief when you eat it with ginger or milk. Also, you can add it to your diet to strengthen the bones.

Detoxes the Liver

It reduces the workload of your liver and flushes out harmful toxins from your body. If you want to detoxify your liver, then eat a piece of jaggery daily.

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Manish Bisht

I am Manish Bisht, a blogger and natural health expert. I aim to share my knowledge and experiences with people to promote natural health. Natural remedies work slowly, and sometimes the process is not immediately visible.

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