Palm Jaggery is made from concentrated Palm juice or Padani as locally known in Tamil Nadu and Srilanka. The Palm Juice is collected and boiled for more than two hours continuously while constantly stirred to make them not stick to the vessel. This concentrated syrup is then cooled naturally in molds, often made out of coconut shells.
Palm Jaggery is considered as a healthy alternative to regular sugar and other sweeteners. It has high content of Iron, Magnesium, Calcium and Potassium. Palm Jaggery is made in a completely natural process which makes it free of other added chemicals and preservatives. Palm Jaggery need to be stored in freezer for longer periods of time as they tend to spoil quicker than normal jaggery or sugar.
Compared to the traditional white sugar, Palm Jaggery has the advantage of digesting food faster due to its high content of composite carbohydrates. Palm Jaggery also has high content of dietry fibers which provide the consumer with the following benefits.
- Helps in addressing digestive disorders like constipation, indigestion and improper bowel movements.
- Flushes out toxins that could be harmful for the body
- Cleansing the digestive system
Its also said that consuming small quantities of palm jaggery on a daily basis, helps relieving the migraine for many people.
Palm jaggery has high Potassium content which helps in maintaining one’s electrolytic balance by reducing water retention and bloating. This indirectly contributes to weight loss. It’s high content of iron help in treating Anemia by boosting the hemoglobin level. Palm jaggery also has high content of other minerals like magnesium, calcium and phosphorus.
Palm jaggery has been used as a traditional remedy for treating health complications due to menstrual process. Consuming palm jaggery releases endorphins that help the body to relax and grant relief from cramps and stomach aches.
This product due to its packaging, do not require refrigeration.