Jaggery & Its Benefits

Jaggery is a concentrated product of cane & dates or palm juice. It is commonly referred to as unrefined sugar which is prepared without separation of molasses and crystals and is majorly produced in India & Africa. It is used to make several Indian desserts. Major ingredient being Sucrose (50%), Invert Sugars (20%) and moisture (20%), the other ingredients include insoluble matter such as woodash, proteins and bagasse fibers.

Apart from keeping the body warm, Jaggery is to fight the cold and flu in winter season. According to expert nutritionists, one can have six spoons of any form of sugar so 10 grams of Jaggery should be enough for daily consumption.

According to one source, 100 grams (half a cup) of Jaggery contains

INGREDIENT QUANTITY
Calories 383
Sucrose 65-85 gm
Fructose + Glucose 10-15 gm
Protein 0.4 gm
Fat 0.1 gm
Magnesium 70-90 gm
Potassium 10-50 gm
Manganese 0.2-0.5 gm

Jaggery may also contain small amounts of Vitamin B and minerals including Calcium, Zinc, Phosphorous and Copper.

Improves digestive health

Jaggery helps in digestion, stimulates bones movements and prevents from constipation.

Anemia Prevention

Jaggery is rich in content of folate and Iron. It helps in the prevention from Anemia. It produces instant energy in body

thus preventing from weakness and fatigue.

Filled with minerals

Jaggery is full of minerals and anti-oxidants like Selenium & Zinc and these help in preventing free radical damage. These minerals and anti-oxidants help in boosting the body’s resistance to different infections.

Nourishes the Skin

Jaggery is rich in many vital vitamins and minerals that provide nourishment to every part of the body including the skin.

Boost Digestive Enzymes

Jaggery increases secretion of digestive enzymes and also get converted into acetic acid.

Purified Blood

When consumed on regular basis, Jaggery cleanses the blood, leaving your body healthy and boosting the local count of hemoglobin in the blood tissue.

Boost Body Metabolism

Jaggery is a rich source of potassium which is a mineral that helps in the balance of

electrolytes as well as building up of muscles and improving of the metabolism in the body.

Prevents Respiratory Problems

Jaggery is full of minerals and anti-oxidants like Selenium & Zinc and these help in preventing free radical damage. These minerals and anti-oxidants help in boosting the body’s resistance to different infections.

Relieves Joint Pain

If someone suffer from aches and pain in joints, experts recommend eating Jaggery

with a piece of Ginger to elevate from Joint Pains. Drinking a glass of milk along with Jaggery

Provides instant energy

If you feel weak or lethargic, eating Jaggery provides with instant energy.

Regulates liver function

Functioning of liver includes to get rid of harmful toxins and other impurities. Jaggery can naturally cleanse the body. It reduces the work load of the liver and detoxifies it.

Reduces PMS

This problem is caused by fluctuating hormone levels. Jaggery reduces it as it stimulates the release of endorphins (Happy  Hormones). It helps in relaxing your body and making you feel good.

Jaggery is full of minerals, anti-oxidants and other nutrients. It helps in preventing many types of infections, ailments and diseases. Jaggery is rich in Zinc and Selenium that prevents from free radical damage caused by oxidative stress, weight loss. Jaggery is a rich souce of Potassium that helps in the balance of electrolytes as well as building muscles and boosting metabolism. Potassium helps in the retention of water which helps in managing your weight.