Processed with low heat over a long period of time - much different than most cane sugar. With minimal processing, Jaggery retains minerals that you would never expect in sugar - iron, potassium, and manganese. Jaggery is also a more complex carbohydrate than refined sugar, meaning the energy released is more level and gradual.
Good source of energy: While sugar is a simple carbohydrate that gets absorbed in the bloodstream instantly and gives instant energy, jaggery is a complex carbohydrate that gives energy to the body gradually and for a longer time. This means that the levels of blood sugar do not get raised immediately. It also helps prevent fatigue and weakness of the body.
How to use: Jaggery can be used as a sweetener for after dinner tea or coffee. One crystal can be used for multiple cups. You can also experiment with Jaggery with baking for a healthy alternative sweetener.