Sanskrit name: guda
Jaggery is a wholesome sweetener containing minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. Jaggery is considered as an medicinal sugar and possess nutritive properties of high order.
Ancient Ayurveda medical scripture “susruta samhita” states that jaggery purifies the blood, prevents rheumatic afflictions and bile disorders.
The micro-nutrients present in the jaggery have anti-toxic and anti-carcinogenic properties. Its regular dietary intake prevents atmospheric pollution related toxicity and the incidence of lung cancer.
It is the natural mixer of sugar and molasses.