Benefits of Jaggery
Being one of the simplest available forms of sucrose, sugar is instantly absorbed in the blood and releases a burst of energy. So, in some places, it is not recommended to consume sugar when someone has a cold.
Jaggery is far more complex than sugar, as it is made up of long chains of sucrose. Hence, it takes time to digest. However, this does not certify it as fit for consumption by diabetics, because ultimately, it is sugar. Jaggery also contains iron, which is good for health, particularly for those who are anemic or lack iron. Again, jaggery also contains traces of mineral salts which are very beneficial for the body. You might have experienced this when consuming jaggery, it leaves a hint of salt on the tongue. These salts come from the sugar cane juice where it is absorbed from the soil. Jaggery is very good as a cleansing agent for our body. It clean the lungs, stomach, intestines, esophagus, and respiratory tracts.