Jaggery is unrefined and fully chemical-free sugar. It is prepared from raw sugar cane juice is heated until the liquid content is dry up and transfers a semi-solid stage and poured over a small or big tray and formed into significant size. The molded Jaggery is called “Mandai Vellam” also known as Urundai Vellam, Mandai Vellam or Pagu Vellam. It is largely used to prepare Pongal, tea, coffee, and home sweets.
The benefits of Jaggery
Jaggery helps in maintaining normal body heat and keeping your stomach chill. It has real minerals and vitamins, Magnesium, potassium, and iron. It is very helpful for throat, cough and lung diseases. We can use Jaggery instead of white sugar. White sugar is prepared using lots of chemicals, so now a day’s people avoid these kinds of sugar. Specialists suggest taking Jaggery mixed with cold water during the summer months to reduce heat.