jaggery (or brown/raw sugar)

Jaggery  powder (sucanet, rapadura, gur) – unrefined sugar cane jouce that is dried only. Considered and medicine is Ayurveda. Rich in minerals and vitamins. As a whole food it is a tonic, laxative, preservative and diuretic. It is a little sour along with its sweetness and may curdle milk if added when boiling.  It appears most often in big lumps that need to be broken or grated to use. Crushed jaggery is found in indian shop but beware of additives (read the labels).  Rapadura etc are produced industrially and are more user friendly.

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