Rural Treasures’ Palm Jaggery Powder is an all-natural, unrefined, unbleached jaggery powder without any added preservatives, added sugar, artificial colours, additives or chemicals of any other kind. Each batch of Rural Treasures’ Palm Jaggery is prepared with care and minimal processing to preserve the natural power-packed nutrients of palm sap. It is easy to incorporate into any dish and transforms every bite into a culinary delight.
Boosts energy: Palm jaggery powder consists of composite carbohydrates that can increase your energy levels when necessary.
Improves digestion: Palm jaggery powder helps with regular bowel movement by activating digestive enzymes. During summers, consuming palm jaggery helps keep the stomach cool. It acts as a detoxifier to remove unwanted particles from the liver.
Electrolyte balance: Palm jaggery powder contains potassium and sodium, vital elements that maintain the electrolyte balance and stabilize blood pressure.
Helps treat cold and cough: Added to a warm cup of tea or water, palm jaggery helps clear the respiratory tract and relieve symptoms of cold and cough.
Weight loss: Potassium is the nutrient responsible for the weight loss properties of palm jaggery powder. It helps reduce bloating and water retention, which in turn helps regulate weight.
Clear skin: Rich in nutrients like magnesium and iron, palm jaggery purifies the blood and improves blood circulation. This leaves you with clear skin that glows from within.
Low glycaemic index: One of the major benefits of palm jaggery is the lower glycaemic index (GI), which means the carbohydrates present in it will not rapidly increase blood sugar levels. This makes it a great sugar substitute for those with diabetes and obesity.
Eases migraines: Magnesium deficiency has been linked to migraines. Eating a spoonful of palm jaggery powder, a rich source of magnesium, can help remedy many symptoms of migraine such as nausea, headache and visual disturbances.
Palm jaggery can be used as a natural substitute for refined sugar. You can use it as a sweetener in beverages like coffee, tea and juices.
It can be used to make a plethora of traditional Indian sweets.
Palm jaggery powder can be used to sweeten dishes likedaal, sambar and curries.
You can have a little palm jaggery powder post-meal for better digestion.
You can mix Rural Treasures’ Palm Jaggery Powder with warm water and drink it on an empty stomach in the morning to help reduce weight.
Palm jaggery powder is also used in South India’s famous beverage‘Sukku Kaapi’(Dry Ginger Coffee).
You can use palm jaggery powder for baking cakes, muffins and cookies too.
WHAT IS PALM JAGGERY MADE OF? Palm jaggery can be made from the sap of different palm trees such as coconut, date, palmyra and nippa. Our palm jaggery is made from the sap of the date palm tree. The sap is collected early in the morning by creating an incision in the tree’s bark. The sap that oozes is collected in an earthen pot and processed within 8 hours. It is sieve filtered into a large flat-bottomed iron vessel, boiled and manually churned over low to medium heat. Once the sap attains a paste-like consistency, it is transferred into wooden trays and levelled with a wooden roller. Then it is constantly scraped and turned with wooden forks and spatulas as it cools till we get granulated pieces of jaggery. The granules are sieved and separated based on size, resulting in a deliciously sweet fine powder.
IS IT CHEMICAL-FREE? Our palm jaggery is free of any preservatives, chemicals, added sugar or additives of any kind. It is not subjected to refining, bleaching or any other form of chemical processing and hence, we can proudly say it is chemical-free.
WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF PALM JAGGERY? The nutritional quotient of palm jaggery comes from its molasses. Its nutrition profile includes composite carbohydrates, proteins, minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, potassium, phosphorous, antioxidants like polyphenols as well as vitamins C, E and B complex. Ensure you consume jaggery in moderation to make the most of it.
HOW DO YOU USE PALM JAGGERY IN FOOD? Palm jaggery can be used as a natural sweetener in place of sugar. You can substitute sugar with palm jaggery in a 1:1 ratio. Keep in mind that jaggery is slightly acidic, and hence should be added to milk or food containing milk after the heat is turned off to prevent the milk from splitting. For example, if you are preparing tea, add the palm jaggery in the last step. Since palm jaggery tastes like dark chocolate, it is best to use powdered palm jaggery for making baked goods like cake or traditional beverages and food.
WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF THE PRODUCT? The shelf life of the product is 12 months from the date of manufacturing. Ensure the lid is tightly shut and store it in a cold and dry place that is away from direct sunlight.