Tree Foods Company | Palmyra Palm Jaggery, 250g
Native to the Indian subcontinent, Palmyra Palm Jaggery or Palm Sugar is made from extracted sap of the robust palmyra palm tree. The sap is traditionally obtained by tapping the top shoots and collecting the dripping juice in earthen pots. Our raw palmyra jaggery has low Glycemic Index of 35 making it an ideal healthy sweetener. It is also rich in Vitamin B Complex, Iron & Calcium and has traditionally been used in Ayurveda due to its medicinal properties.
This pure palmyra palm jaggery is unsweetened and naturally crystallized.
100% Pure Palmyra Palm Jaggery
DIRECTLY SOURCED FROM INDIA
How is Palmyra Palm Jaggery made?
This Palmyra Palm Jaggery is made from the extracted sap of robust palmyra palm trees. The sap is collected in earthen pots and is gently boiled to a thick caramel colour paste and then naturally dried and crystallized through careful processing.
Health Benefits of Palmyra Palm Jaggery
- Low Glycemic Index of 35 - makes it an ideal healthy sweetener
- Great natural plant-based source of iron - regular consumption of palmyra palm jaggery helps increase haemoglobin levels and treats anemia
- Rich in Vitamin B Complex (Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12)
- Helps in cleansing of respiratory tract, intestines and treats constipation
- Palmyra palm jaggery has been historically used in Ayurveda due to its medicinal properties
Effect of Palmyra Palm Jaggery on Diabetes
Palmyra palm jaggery is known to have a low GI value of 35. Research has proven that a low GI diet helps people with diabetes (type 1 and 2) manage their blood glucose levels i, blood cholesterol levels ii and reduce insulin resistance iii - which is crucial for reducing the risk of long-term diabetes related complications.
Difference between Palm Sugar and Coconut Sugar
There is a significant difference between palm sugar and coconut sugar. While coconut sugar is made from the flower blossom nectar of the coconut tree, palm sugar is made from the extracted sap of the palmyra palm tree. Traditionally palm sugar has been preferred in Ayurvedic recipes due to its healing and medicinal properties.
Palm Sugar vs Cane Sugar
Apart from the well-known research that palm sugar is a much healthier sweetener in comparison to cane sugar, some other differences between the two are:
Raw Material: Palm sugar is made from the extracted sap of palm tree and cane sugar is made from reduced sugar cane juice.
Glycemic Index: Palm sugar has a low GI value of 35 whereas cane sugar has a GI value of 65, making palm sugar a much healthier option.
Taste: Palm sugar has a caramel taste and is less sweet than cane sugar
How To Use
Palmyra Palm Jaggery can be used as one-to-one replacement for white sugar. It can be used in your morning coffee or tea or just sprinkle it on popcorn for a sweet caramel flavor along with using as a healthy sweetener in your homemade cakes.