Jaggery – The winter sugar substitute you’ve been waiting for Recipe

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For every Indian, winter is epitomised by heaps of caramel-flavoured jaggery. Made either from palm sap (from coconut, date, sago, or toddy palms) or from sugarcane juice – this natural brown sugar is a pantry essential across the country, as soon as temperatures begin to drop. Read on to discover its host of health benefits… 


Boosts immunity: Jaggery is loaded with antioxidants and minerals such as zinc and selenium, which prevent free-radical damage and also boost resistance to winter-time colds and flu.


Ayurvedic medicine: In the ancient practice of Ayurveda, jaggery is used to balance the doshas, purify the blood and yield you instant energy. It is used as a home remedy all over the country to warm the body in cold weather and restore vitality.


An excellent sugar substitute: Jaggery is an easy and healthier substitute for sugar in tea, coffee and can even be popped like candy! Why not replace brown sugar with jaggery to make the best toffee sauce you’ve ever tasted; and use its fruity, earthy, almost spicy, molasses-like flavour to your advantage in your baking. The result manifests in the most deliciously-moist cakes and cookies! Our favourite way to eat jaggery is spread over a freshly baked-paratha with a spoonful of molten ghee!



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