Jaggery Gud (1 kg)
Nothing can beat the amazing flavor of Gur after a hearty meal during winter. This unrefined sugar is prepared by boiling sugar cane juice till it solidifies. About 70% of the world’s jaggery production takes place in India, where it is commonly called “gur.”
But, why our elders used to eat jaggery after eating, specially in winter? Because it is unrefined, Gur contains many minerals, vitamins and antioxydants that are beneficial for the body. It’s often referred to as a “superfood sweetener.” In India, it has always been known as a traditional remedy for respiratory disorders and throat problems. It is also known to activate the digestive enzymes, boost immunity and cleanse the body.
It can be grated or broken up, and then used as a replacement for refined sugar in any food or drink. In India, it’s often mixed with foods like coconuts, peanuts and condensed milk to make traditional desserts and candies. These include jaggery cake and chakkara pongal, a dessert made from rice and milk.