Your health is in your palm!

Jasmine, freshly baked cake, palm sugar.. what do they all have in common? The sweet smell – even before you finish uttering the word, it’s there.

Palm sugar has a distinct flavour and taste to it – if you are a palm sugar connoisseur, you would agree – it tastes different each time you add it to a substance. For example, if you add it to tea, it gives a different taste. With Payasam, a very different one; With milk, yet another.

Okay, so much talking about the taste! Now let’s see some of its benefits:

The greatestbenefitis its lowglycemicindex (around 35), which means it doesn’t have the blood-sugar spiking effect (‘sugar high’) that regular refined sugar causes. It is similar to agave syrup in this way, except better in the sense that it doesn’t contain high amounts of fructose. In India, palm sugar (in the rock-sugarjaggeryform) is actually used in traditional medicine, since it contains many minerals and has been found to heal throat and lung infections.

A viable alternative for white sugar and a natural source of vitamin b12, palm sugar is a must have in your kitchen.

How to Use: In the powder-like form, palm sugar is easy to use since it dissolves quicker – just add it as you would add regular sugar to anything you might be making (taste-test as you go to make sure you’ve added enough).

Where to get in Chennai: Pure organic palm sugar (powdered as well as crystal form)available atDhanyamOrganic Super Store. Call now for more details – 044-28157654.

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