Sugarcane juice is heated to make thick Jaggery crystals by producing jaggery, a traditional form of raw sugar or unrefined sugar.
Due to the high molasses content in jaggery, it contains more nutrition than refined sugar. Molasses is a nutrient-dense by-product of the sugar-making process that is separated from refined sugar.
Additionally, jaggery contains B vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, zinc, phosphorus, and copper. As compared to refined sugar, jaggery appears to be nutritious. Refined white sugar supplies only empty calories – calories lacking vitamins and minerals.
Boost intestinal health and prevents constipation
Approximately 16 mg of magnesium is contained in 10 grams of jaggery, which is 4% of the daily recommended intake for magnesium. Magnesium helps to maintain intestinal health by providing strength to the intestines. Even though jaggery does not provide much further nutritional benefits, its unique property is to reduce strain in the intestines. As a result, peristaltic movements of the intestines are improved, resulting in improved fecal movement.
As a consequence, jaggery is effective for both acute and chronic constipation. It can also act as a natural detoxifier, which helps cleanse the colon naturally.
It assists in reversing enzymatic activity in the abdomen, resulting in improved digestion and improved appetite as a result of jaggery’s conversion to acetic acid in the stomach.
Eases menstrual pain
There are many women who complain of backache before, during or after menstruation. Jaggery also helps to reduce backache. It has muscle relaxant properties, easing uterine cramps and abdominal pain before menstruation.
Additionally, the consumption of jaggery reduces anxiety as well as mood swings. This is because after eating jaggery, endorphins take over, resetting moods and allowing you to relax.
The antioxidant properties of zinc and selenium are known to be associated with jaggery. However, jaggery does not contain sufficient amounts of these minerals, but nevertheless, it can help the body manage infections.