Rural Treasures Palmyra Jaggery is prepared from the best Palmyra palm trees in Tamil Nadu. It is 100% natural, unbleached and unrefined with no added sugar, artificial colours, additives, preservatives or chemicals of other varieties. The nutrient-rich nectar of the Palmyra palm tree is made into powdered jaggery using traditional methods, ensuring its nutrients are preserved. Easy to use, it adds a burst of flavour to your culinary preparations.
Instant and lasting energy: Loaded with composite carbohydrates, Palmyra jaggery is your go to whenever you need a quick pick-me-up that lasts long. It is an energy rich food and contains vital minerals such as potassium and sodium that help maintain the body's electrolytes.
Eases cold, cough and migraines: Palmyra jaggery is widely considered an immunity booster food. When added to a warm cup of tea, especially herbal tea, it helps clear the respiratory tract and relieve symptoms of cold and cough. In winter, it keeps you warm and wards off diseases. Eating a spoon of magnesium-rich palmyra jaggery can provide relief from many migraine symptoms, too, such as headache and nausea.
Weight reduction: The weight reducing property of this jaggery comes from its high potassium content. It facilitates weight loss by reducing bloating and water retention.
Better digestive health: Palmyra jaggery powder enhances digestion by activating digestive enzymes. Consuming this type of jaggery during summer helps keep the stomach cool. It acts as a detoxifier to remove unwanted particles from the liver.
Low glycemic index: This natural sweetener has a lower glycemic index (GI), which means it will not rapidly increase blood sugar levels compared to table sugar, making it a healthier sugar substitute for those with diabetes and obesity.
Palmyra palm jaggery is popularly used in South India to prepare dry ginger coffee, a therapeutic concoction of spices and jaggery steeped in water.
This jaggery powder can replace sugar to sweeten beverages like coffee, tea and juices. To prevent the splitting of milk, ensure you add the jaggery after the heat is turned off or the milk is warm.
It can be used to make a plethora of traditional Indian sweets.
You can have a little of this jaggery powder post-meal for better digestion.
Mix 1/2 to 1 tsp of this jaggery with warm water and drink it on an empty stomach in the morning to help reduce weight.
You can use palm jaggery powder for baking cookies, cakes and muffins too.
WHAT IS PALMYRA PALM JAGGERY MADE OF? This jaggery is made from the sap of the Palmyra palm's inflorescence (cluster of flowers). A slit is made at the tip of the inflorescence and the sap that oozes is collected in earthen pots. The particulate matter is removed from the sap by filtration. Then it is boiled and churned continuously over low to medium heat till it reaches a paste-like consistency. It is poured into wooden trays, flattened with a wooden roller, then continuously scraped 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 that is perfect for daily cooking.
IS IT CHEMICAL-FREE? Our Palmyra palm 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 PALMYRA PALM JAGGERY? Palmyra palm jaggery is an excellent natural source of energy and may aid weight loss as well as improve digestion. It has a lower glycemic index and is a rich source of antioxidants. To reap the benefits of this jaggery, be sure to consume it in moderation.
WHAT ARE THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF PALMYRA PALM JAGGERY? Palmyra palm 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 PALMYRA PALM JAGGERY IN FOOD? Palm jaggery can be used as a natural sweetener in place of sugar. You can substitute palm jaggery for sugar in a equal ratios. Keep in mind that jaggery 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. Palm jaggery tastes like dark chocolate so it is best 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.