Rural Treasures’ Coconut Jaggery Powder is an all-natural, unrefined, unbleached or jaggery powder with absolutely no added preservatives, no added sugar, no artificial colours, no additives or chemicals of any other kind. This jaggery powder is made purely from the nectar of coconut blossoms using time-honoured techniques that are rooted in Indian culture. It is replete with all the natural vitamins and minerals that coconut nectar is widely known for and carries a hint of the sweet floral notes of the coconut blossom.
Loaded with nutrients:Coconut jaggery powder contains protein and little amounts of vitamin B. It is rich in manganese that is vital for bone health and the metabolism of carbohydrates and cholesterol. It is also rich in copper, iron as well as selenium that help guard the body against chronic diseases.
Aids weight loss:Coconut jaggery powder contains a high amount of potassium that reduces water retention by balancing electrolytes in the body. MCFA (Medium Chain Fatty Acid) in coconut is known to burn fats faster and reduce appetite. Thus, consuming coconut jaggery in moderation can help you reduce weight.
Enhances digestion:Eating a teaspoon of coconut jaggery powder after a heavy meal kick-starts metabolism and helps in digestion. When it breaks down within the mouth, it activates digestive enzymes and works in tandem with the gastric acids secreted for digestion.
Contains powerful antioxidants:Coconut jaggery contains powerful antioxidants such as vitamin C, zinc and selenium that protect our body from damages caused by oxidative stress such as aging signs.
Low glycaemic index:Coconut jaggery has a low glycaemic index, which makes it safer than regular refined sugar.
Boosts energy levels:If you ever feel low on energy, eating a little jaggery powder can help you feel invigorated in a pinch
Coconut jaggery powder can be used to add a sweet coconut taste to ladoos.
Coconut barfi is another Indian sweet incomplete without coconut jaggery powder.
You can sprinkle coconut jaggery powder to sweeten plain yogurt.
Coconut jaggery powder can also be used as a natural sweetener in smoothies.
Use it as sugar substitute for beverages like tea, coffee and milk (dairy or plant-based).
Coconut jaggery can substitute sugar when baking.
WHAT IS COCONUT JAGGERY MADE OF?
This jaggery is made from the sap of the coconut palm's inflorescence (cluster of flowers). A wound is created at the tip of the inflorescence from where the sap is tapped. It is then filtered through a sieve to remove particulate matter. After filtration, the sap is boiled and churned continuously over low to medium heat till it reaches a paste-like consistency. It is poured into wooden trays where it is flattened with a wooden roller then constantly scraped and churned till powdered jaggery is obtained. It is filtered through a sieve again to separate the granules based on size. The end result is a naturally sweet fine powder with coconut undertones that is convenient to use for daily cooking.
IS IT CHEMICAL-FREE?
Our coconut jaggery is free of 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 ARE THE BENEFITS OF COCONUT JAGGERY?
Coconut jaggery boosts energy and may aid weight loss as well as enhance digestion. It has a lower glycemic index and is a rich source of antioxidants. To reap the benefits this jaggery has to offer, be sure to consume it in moderation.
WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF COCONUT JAGGERY?
Coconut jaggery contains composite carbohydrates and protein. It is a rich source of potassium, phosphorous, sodium, zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese as well as vitamins C and B.
HOW DO YOU USE COCONUT JAGGERY IN FOOD?
Since coconut jaggery carries the sweet notes of coconut, it adds a delightful tropical twist to food. It can be used as a natural sweetener instead of sugar. You can substitute coconut jaggery for sugar in equal amounts. 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 coconut jaggery in the last step. It is best to use powdered coconut jaggery for cooking, especially when making baked goods like cake. You can also add it to cereal, yoghurt and oats or make traditional sweets with it.
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.