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Jaggery is an unrefined sugar made in India that is not purified or filtered. It can be made from either sugar canes or palm tree sap. There is no clear, universal distinction made across all the regions in India between Jaggery from sugar cane and Jaggery from palm trees, though sometimes you will see someone specifying "sugar cane Jaggery" or "palm Jaggery." It's made by many small producers, as it doesn't need expensive refining.

To make it from sugar canes, the canes are crushed, and the juice from the canes is boiled down and dehydrated until only sugar crystals are left. To make it from palm tree sap, the sap is gathered and boiled down and dehydrated until only sugar crystals are left.

Jaggery: In the case of jaggery, there is no treatment with any kind of charcoal, nor there is any kind of crystallization. That is why, in India, particularly among Hindus, jaggery is considered sacred, while white sugar is not. For jaggery, the mother syrup is boiled and boiled continuously until it is formed into a thick paste, which is then poured into molds to make blocks of jaggery of the desired quantity.

Jaggery comes in lumps or moulded shapes. The colour can vary, from brownish yellow to amber. It is very sweet, though not as sweet as refined white sugar, and has a caramel smell. Some makes are stickier than others.

15 kg of raw sugar canes will produce 12 kg of jaggery.

Jaggery: Predominantly sucrose (C12H22O12), with traces of mineral salts, iron and some fiber.

Jaggery is far more complex than sugar, as it is made up of longer chains of sucrose. It is digested slower than sugar and releases energy slowly and not instantaneously. This provides energy for a longer time and is not harmful for the body. However, this does not certify it as fit for consumption by diabetics, because ultimately, it is still sugar. Jaggery also gathers a considerable amount of ferrous salts (iron) during its preparation, as it is prepared in iron vessels. This iron is also good for health, particularly for those who are anemic or lack iron. Again, jaggery also contains of traces of mineral salts which are very beneficial for the body. You might have experienced this when consuming jaggery, it leaves a hint of salt on the tongue. These salts come from the sugar cane juice where it is absorbed from the soil. Jaggery is very good as a cleansing agent. It cleanses the lungs, stomach, intestines, esophagus and respiratory tracts. Those who face dust in their day to day life are highly recommended to take a daily dose of jaggery. This can keep them safe from asthma, cough, cold, and congestion in chest.

Date palm jaggery and Palmyra jaggery are even more rarely available than Sugar cane jaggery; the reason being its very limited production.

Substitutes
Demerara sugar, Light Brown sugar, Muscovado sugar.

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Panela is unrefined whole cane sugar, typical of Central and of Latin America in general, which is a solid form of sucrose derived from the boiling and evaporation of sugarcane juice. Panela is known by other names in Latin America, such as piloncillo in Mexico (where "panela" refers to a type of cheese, queso panela). In Mexico it is called piloncillo, meaning little loaf because of the traditional shape in which this smoky, caramelly and earthy sugar is produced.

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