Jaggery is a type of un-processed sweetener, made by evaporating raw sugarcane juice without separating the molasses from the crystals. The resulting residue is softer than refined sugar with a color variation from golden yellow to dark brown. Since Jaggery is unprocessed, it get to retain the naturally occurring vitamins and minerals hence making it a healthier alternative to processed sugar which looses most of these benefits in the processing. Jaggery is available in various forms – cubes, balls and powder – but the most commonly used form is powdered.
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