Health : Is Jaggery better than Sugar?

Is Jaggery better than Sugar?

It is a popular notion that jaggery is better than sugar. How and Why seem important to decode then!

  • Instead, Jaggery is better than Sugar?
  • Jaggery is rich in nutrients. Table sugar is plain sucrose. No mineral or vitamins, thus plain calories. But, jaggery usually contains 65–85% sucrose and also provides calcium, potassium, and iron.
  • Jaggery is digested slower than sugar and releases energy slowly. So sustained spike in blood glucose levels .
  • Special use
  • Jaggery is prepared in iron vessels and is rich in iron. If you are anemic, replace sugar by jaggery in your cup of tea.
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Swati MishraFormer Content Specialist, Editor, Medical Writing in Quora Digest

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