Many people nowadays use jaggery instead of sugar as a sweetener. Before using jaggery, know some important things.
Replacing Sugar With Jaggery: From health shows to YouTube tutorials, nowadays most people recommend using jaggery instead of sugar for sweets. It is said that if you want to eat sweet food, then eat it in the form of jaggery. Nowadays all kinds of jaggery are also available in the market, it also includes jaggery powder. But do you know that both jaggery and sugar contain the same number of calories?
If you are under the impression that eating jaggery will bring fewer calories to your body then you are wrong. Both are made from the same product and both have the same calorie value as beans.
What’s the difference –
Both jaggery and sugar are made from sugarcane juice, then what is the difference between the two. Actually, jaggery is not a refined form of juice whereas sugar is made by refining it. Sugarcane juice is condensed and crystallized to make sugar, whereas, for jaggery, sugarcane juice is boiled heavily and then frozen. They also have the same effect on the body.
What is special in jaggery?
Since jaggery is not refined, it is considered healthier than sugar. Whereas sugar is refined. Along with this, due to the method of preparation, jaggery contains iron and some amount of minerals and fibers. Therefore, when you eat jaggery, they also go into your body, whereas by eating sugar, only the sweetness and its calories reach the body.
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