Desi Gurr (Organic Jaggery): The Healthy Alternative to Sugar..... Khalis and Pure Desi Things healthy alternative to ordinary sugar for sweetening, cooking and baking, naturally delicious, mineral-rich, organic jaggery. It’s made from the extracted juice of organically grown sugarcane, produced to form a gorgeous, rich, healthy sweetener that has been used in traditional diets in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for centuries. Often called “gur” in India and Pakistan, jaggery is used in sweet and savory dishes as well as beverages. Because it is pressed from organic sugarcane, it retains natural vitamins and minerals not found in table sugar, such as potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and calcium. Even the ancient healing practice of Ayurveda recognizes the importance of jaggery for promoting good health. Tips for cooking with jaggery: Use equal amounts or a little less jaggery in place of sugar in a recipe. Jaggery is rich – both in flavor and nutrition, so a little bit can go a long way. If you keep jaggery in the refrigerator, be sure to bring it to room temperature before using in a recipe. Mash with fingers or grate as much as you need using a regular cheese grater. Remember, for best results, use room temperature jaggery. Make “jaggery syrup” to use in recipes calling for liquid sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup, molasses, corn syrup, etc. For one tablespoon of jaggery, use one teaspoon of water. Blend /whisk well to make syrup. Because jaggery syrup is naturally sweet and rich, you can use less in your recipes. For example, if a recipe calls for ½ cup honey, try 1/3 cup jaggery syrup. Differences between organic jaggery and refined sugar: Refined sugar is processed using chemicals to clarify the cane sugar juice syrup, whereas organic jaggery is produced by simply boiling this syrup without the use of harsh chemicals. Refined sugar is solid and crystalline, whereas organic jaggery is soft and amorphous. Our organic jaggery is extracted from cane plants that are grown without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. It is also produced without the harsh chemicals used to clarify cane sugar. Khalis Things by Yogi Baqers organic jaggery is free of the lead contamination that is sometimes found in imported jaggery. 100 % Organic Jaggery, made from the finest quality sugarcane sourced from organic farms across Pakistan. Grown without use of any chemicals, pesticides or insecticides Cultivated with controlled organic farming practices No chemicals/preservatives used for washing Best used as an alternative to refined sugar as a natural sweetener for daily beverages like tea and coffee and ghee based homemade sweets.

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