Palmyra Jaggery - Organic

Palmyra Jaggery - Organic

  • Known in India as sugar for diabetics, Palmyra Jaggery, is low on the glycemic index and has nourishing levels of both B vitamins and a host of essential minerals.
  • This 100% natural and unrefined sugar made from the palmyra palm sap holds a special place in Indian culture.
  • Used in many rituals and customs this food is considered sacred as it is often consumed before an important journey or after a birth or death...

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Palmyra Jaggery comes from the palmyra palm plant which takes about 15 years to bear fruit. Traditionally every part of this tree is used for the production of some type of item. The leaves are used for roofing on houses, fibers are used for weaving baskets and wood of the dead trees are used as building blocks. The palm jaggery is one of three unique types of palm trees (the others being coconut and date palm) that have been known to produce a sweet tasting sap. This sweet sap is traditionally harvested 2 times daily between the months of March and December. Collecting this sap is a labor of love and has to be done by hand to not destroy these trees. Therefore this process is slow and time-consuming.

Both sugar and jaggery may be obtained from the same source but they are very different in many ways in regards to their properties and nourishing qualities. Refined, dead, white sugar often has a bright white color while jaggery’s color, depending on the extent it was cooked, can range from bright yellow to a deep dark brown like coffee. While regular sugar has a very heavy hard and solid texture, jaggery is much softer with less shapely characteristics. Regular refined sugar is only made up of sucrose while jaggery is a nutrient dense sucrose with B vitamins, mineral salts, iron, and some fiber. It is these specific differences that set this food apart from its unhealthy partner in crime. Jaggery is made up of long chains of sucrose which allows it to digest and release slower into the body. Therefore with no spikes, it produces much less harm which may possibly make it a safe food for diabetics. Jaggery is also known to naturally gather a large number of ferrous salts during its preparation in iron vessels allowing it to be a nourishing tool for those looking for a natural source of iron.  

Palmyra jaggery is very nutrient dense with 24 nutrients. On average it contains 1.04% protein, 0.19% fat, 76.86% sucrose, 1.66% glucose, 3.15% total minerals, 0.861 % calcium, 0.052% phosphorus; also 11.01 mg iron per 100 g and 0.767 mg of copper per 100 g.  Palmyra sugar has a glycemic level of 41 which is low. This superfood makes almost any dish taste great whether it is a simple cup of coffee or baked goods. For a taste comparison with white sugar, the palm sugar will be about 80% as sweet so keep this in mind when adding it to food. 

Some possible traditional uses of Organic Palmyra Jaggery Powder may include:

  • Possible nourishing source of minerals
  • Natural source of iron
  • Low glycemic food
  • May support healthy digestion
  • Maybe a safe food for diabetics
  • Glycemic index (GI) rating: 38 = low
  • A possible source of energy

Constituents of Palmyra Jaggery include:

  • Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Iron, Copper

This product is 100% natural and minimally processed. Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch. Due to its nature, this powder tends to clump. If clumping occurs, lay the bag on a flat surface and place a towel over the bag. Then pound on the bag until the clumps break up. The towel will help protect the bag from damage.

Suggested Use: Mix 1 teaspoons to recipes, juice or add to your favorite smoothie.

Mixing Suggestions: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our organic ginger and cinnamon powders.

Botanical Name: Borassus flabellifer.

Other Names: Gula melaka, gula merah, karupatti, thati bellam, Pamlyra Palm Sugar, Palmyra Jaggery.

Parts Used: Palmyra Sap (only the nectar).

Ingredients: Palmyra Jaggery.

Origin: Grown and extracted in India. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.

Certifications: USDA Certified Organic.

How to Maintain Optimum Freshness:

  • This product is packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness.
  • Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency.
  • Keep this product in a cool, dark, dry place.
  • This product is natural and minimally processed.
  • Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch. Go here to learn why our products may naturally vary.

The Important Protections we take to Bring you Safe & Nutritious Superfoods:

Please go here to discover the important steps we take to deliver fresh, quality nutrition.

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