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Some Amazing facts about Palm Jaggery

๐Ÿ‘‰ Sugar from which plant/ Tree is good and Why? The best (available) is Toddy Palm/ Palmyra/ khejur/Date Palm/ Tati Chettu, but the best is Fishtail Palm/Sago Palm/Jeeluga Chettu.

Palm Jaggery/Sugar comes from Neera/ Sap, ones have to collect it from the trees every day which are 3 to 4 floors height. It has many beneficial nutrients, good for health, also for the environment, and hosts birds.

** 8 ltrs of Neera becomes 1kg of Palm Jaggery ** 12 ltrs of Neera becomes 1kg of Palm Sugar ** 14 ltrs of Neera becomes 1kg of Palm Sugar Candy.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Palm Jaggery is best or Palm Sugar? Use palm jaggery, if not use Palm sugar, and never use sugarcane sugar.

We will know why Palm Sugar is costly, but "compared to medical bills it's much cheaper".

** Sugar from Sugarcane kg: 50 to 70 ** Palm Sugar from Toddy Palm Kg: 500 to 700

โŒ Sugarcane products = poor Health + No nutrients + full of calories + High Glycemic index and one has to depend on Vitamin/ Mineral tablets in life

โœ… Palm products = Good health + micronutrients + moderate calories + Low Glycemic index and no need for Vitamin/ Mineral tablets in life

โŒ Why No Sugarcane ??? โŒ

๐Ÿ‘‰ Why Sugarcane products, especially Sugar is not good for Health, Environment? Sugarcane products have a High Glycemic index, which means not good for Humans. *After the digestion process the food that we eat should convert into Glucose at the end* to be absorbed by the body. A Sudden release of Glucose, which the body can't accommodate, especially in this Chemicals based modern living, surrounded by pollutants, less physical activity, a sedentary lifestyle, and stressful life.

๐Ÿ‘‰ *Ayurveda has references to Sugar, Misri, etc,...? These can be made from palm trees as well, not only from Sugarcane. Even if it has references, then it may be suggested as medicine, not as food. Sugar doesn't mean it's made only from Sugarcane. Roti or Chapathi doesn't mean it's made only from Wheat.

Q) Both are sweet ๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜› both are from plants ๐ŸŽ‹๐ŸŒด then why it costs 10 times? Sugar from Sugarcane is one of the white witch eating will make the body more acidic, invite cancer, and plenty of harmful chemicals into the tummy and also into the environment. White Sugar is a by-product so it is abundant and much cheaper.


Mainly four types of palm trees are used in jaggery preparation. They are Palmyra Palm, Date Palm, Fishtail Palm, and Coconut Palm. Of the four, the first three have been identified to be the best by *Dr. Khadar Vali*.

During the season of inflorescence, an incision is made near the kernels on the palm trees, and a clay pot is tied to the tree such that the sap from the incision gets collected in the pot. This sap (unfermented) is then collected before sunrise and boiled until it forms a thick syrup and poured into molds. On cooling, it solidifies into jaggery.

On the other hand jaggery from sugarcane is prepared by boiling juice extracted from sugarcane. Palm jaggery (all three varieties) is mainly made of fructose. Fructose is a cousin of glucose and is sweet in taste. But to provide the energy it is glucose that is burnt by oxygen and not fructose. Fructose does not get converted into glucose immediately after its consumption. It is first carried into the liver and after undergoing several biochemical processes, just 40% to 50% of it gets converted into glucose. This is the reason why the person who consumes palm jaggery is not in danger of getting a sugar shock. On the contrary, jaggery made from sugarcane juice is very high in glucose content. Hence, within minutes of its consumption glucose gets flooded into the blood resulting in harmful health consequences. This is the reason why palm jaggery is far better than sugarcane jaggery. All three types of Palm Jaggery have exceptional power to enhance our body's immunity. They are rich in antioxidants and micronutrients such as iron, manganese, magnesium, etc. They have a unique capacity to strengthen the bone marrow in young children within six weeks of their consumption and thereby enhance their immunity power. On the other hand, by feeding your children with sugarcane jaggery, you will be transforming your children's bodies into a disease haven.

Diabetics can consume palm jaggery if their HbA1c is less than eight.

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