Palm Jaggery - Uses and Storage Tips

Palm Jaggery, although a very popular sweetener in the South and East of India, is available and used in comparitively lesser quantity in the West and North regions. It may be due to the availability of sugarcane in these parts, that palm jaggery never became a part of the staples. Nevertheless, with the advent of superb logistics solutions and demand for more traditional Indian products across the country, Palm Jaggery is now also available in other parts of India as well.

A major issue with Palm jaggery that a few of our customers faced was how to exactly use this jaggery? Will the milk get split if we put in coffee or tea? Can you cook this exactly like regular jaggery? In this article, we are going to share some tips on how to use and store Palm Jaggery.

Chemical-free pure Palm Jaggery - Block

Block Palm Jaggery

Tips to use and store the jaggery

  • The Palm jaggery that comes in blocks should always be kept in airtight containers or bags. Minimum contact with moisture and air should allowed. 
  • The jaggery gets crushed very easily. You will be able to crush medium size pieces of this jaggery even with your fingers.
  • If you consume a piece of normal cane jaggery after meals, you can easily replace it with a piece of palm jaggery. 

Palm Jaggery Block - Use in Recipes

  • Use this jaggery the same way you use Cane jaggery or sugar in sweets, beverages and curries. 
  • If you want to use this jaggery in a hot milk beverage, add the jaggery once the beverage is off the heat. That way the beverage won't split.
  • If you are using it in a curry, crush the jaggery with your fingers while adding it to the curry.

Chemical-free Palm Jaggery - Liquid

Liquid Palm Jaggery

Tips to use and store the jaggery

  • Liquid palm jaggery should be always kept in airtight containers. Once opened, this jaggery should be kept in the fridge.
  • Always use a clean and dry spoon to remove the jaggery from the container. 

Palm Jaggery Liquid - Use in Recipes

  • Liquid Palm Jaggery is a perfect topping or syrup for ice-creams and toasts. I tastes delicious with rotis and bhakris too.
  • When you are making any dessert which requires suagr syrup you can easily replace the sugar and use liquid jaggery instead.
  • If you are using this jaggery in a hot milk beverage, add the jaggery once the beverage is off the heat. That way the beverage won't split.

Where can you buy the purest Palm Jaggery online in India?

Click here to buy chemical-free palm jaggery which is made from organically grown neera trees/palm tree.

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