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Jaggery, Certified Organic, 2.2 lbs.

Price: $14.95

Product Code: JAG2


Organic Jaggery: The Healthy Alternative to Sugar

Jaggery is a traditional sweetener made by evaporating raw sugarcane juice without separating the molasses from the crystals. It is known as "panela" in South America & Mexico, "gur" in India, and is softer than refined sugar, varying in color from yellow to dark brown. Where refined sugar loses much of its nutritional content during production, jaggery contains trace minerals and vitamins, making it a truly healthier alternative sweetener.

Benefits of organic jaggery over refined sugar:

  • Organic jaggery contains trace minerals not found in sugar, such as potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and calcium.
  • Organic jaggery has a richer taste as compared to refined sugar.
  • Organic jaggery is potent, a little goes a long way. Even a small piece of jaggery is deeply satisfying.

Differences between organic jaggery and refined sugar:

  • Refined sugar is processed using chemicals to clarify the cane sugar juice syrup, whereas organic jaggery is produced by simply boiling this syrup without the use of harsh chemicals.
  • Refined sugar is solid and crystalline, whereas organic jaggery is soft and amorphous.

Our certified organic jaggery is extracted from cane plants that are grown without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. It is also produced without the harsh chemicals used to clarify cane sugar. Pure Indian Foods' organic jaggery is free of the lead contamination that is sometimes found in imported jaggery, and is packaged in a 2.2 lb. solid block that can be grated using a cheese grater.

Ginger Ale Recipe

1/2 to 3/4 cup fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1/2 to 3/4 cup Organic Jaggery, grated or crushed
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, chopped
A pinch of ground nutmeg
2 quarts water
1 Packet of Starter Culture

Place all the ingredients in a 2 quart glass jar, and close the lid tightly. Shake the jar to mix well. Leave at room temperature (preferred temperature is 70 F) for about 3 days. Strain it and refrigerate. Keeps fresh in refrigerator for about a month. Serving Size: 4 oz. Servings about 16.

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