Made from pure sugarcane extract, Rural Treasures’ Granular Jaggery is a contemporary take on using the age old jaggery blocks. It is 100% natural, unrefined, unbleached and chemical free. Each granule is traditionally made with careful attention to detail to bring you the healthiest form of cane jaggery, rich in vital vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It can be enjoyed on its own or added to any dish for a burst of flavour. Unlike regular powdered jaggery, our granular jaggery has a very unique, crisp sugar-like consistency that makes it easy to sprinkle over ice creams, yoghurts and cakes. With a texture so smooth, it practically melts in your mouth.
Blood purification:Granular jaggery is a strong blood purifier. Rich in iron, it helps restore haemoglobin levels and is often recommended for those suffering from anaemia. Purified blood and improved blood circulation help treat pimples and result in healthy radiant skin.
Instant energy:During winter, our body requires more energy to stay warm. Eating granular jaggery in winter (in moderation) provides the required calories to keep the body warm. It can also provide energy immediately whenever you feel tired.
Aids digestion:Granular jaggery activates digestive enzymes and itself changes to acetic acid within the stomach, thereby inducing quick, smooth digestion.
Immunity booster:Granular jaggery is a rich source of antioxidants and minerals such as zinc, selenium and magnesium. They help prevent the damage caused by free radicals, which ultimately boosts immunity.
Electrolyte balance:Potassium and sodium in granular jaggery help maintain the electrolyte balance. It improves blood circulation as well as blood pressure.
Soothes joint pain:Anecdotal evidence suggests that granular jaggery strengthens muscles and is a great joint pain reliever, especially when consumed with ginger.
Granular jaggery can be used as a healthy natural substitute to artificial sugar. It gets easily dissolved so you can use it to sweeten beverages, especially tea, coffee and juice.
Granular jaggery is very useful to make delicious sweetrotisorpuran poli.
You can drink a mixture of granular jaggery and cold water on a hot summer’s day to cool down.
Sprinkle granular jaggery on oats, smoothies or yoghurt to add a burst of flavour.
Granular jaggery can also be added to baked goods like cakes and cookies instead of sugar.
WHAT IS GRANULAR JAGGERY MADE OF?
Granular jaggery is made from pure sugarcane juice. The sugarcane juice is filtered into a large flat-bottomed iron vessel, boiled over low to medium heat and manually churned. Once the juice attains a dough or honey-like consistency, it is transferred into wooden trays where it is rolled and flattened with a wooden roller. As it cools, it is constantly scraped with wooden spatulas and forks. This gives us crisp granulated jaggery pieces which are then sieved and separated based on the size of the granules.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GRANULAR JAGGERY?
Granular jaggery is as healthy as it is flavourful. First and foremost, it detoxifies the liver, lungs and blood, aids digestion, improves metabolism and strengthens the immune system. When consumed with ginger, it may relieve joint pain as well. During the winter, eating jaggery infuses your body with warmth and defends it against diseases. Be sure to enjoy the jaggery in moderation.
WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF GRANULAR JAGGERY?
The granular jaggery is made from sugarcane juice. Its nutrition profile includes composite carbohydrates, proteins, minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, potassium, sodium, phosphorous, antioxidants like polyphenols as well as vitamins A, C, D, PP and B complex.
HOW DO YOU USE GRANULAR JAGGERY IN FOOD?
With a natural taste akin to caramel, granular jaggery is best used to garnish beverages and desserts like cakes, muffins and ice cream. You can even eat a few granules after a meal to satisfy your sweet tooth and aid digestion. When cooking, you can replace refined sugar with granular jaggery in equal ratios. Sprinkle the jaggery on your morning cereal, yoghurt, oats or coffee for a scrumptious and nutritious touch.
WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF THE GRANULAR FORM?
The granular form of cane jaggery is easier to garnish with. Plus, it adds a delightfully crisp texture and instantly melts in your mouth, releasing an enticingly earthy-sweet burst of flavor.
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 closed and store it in a cold, dry place that is away from direct sunlight. Alternatively, you can refrigerate it to increase the shelf life.