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Jaggery (gud)

Jaggery's nutritive value.
• 383 kcal per 100 g
• Iron 11.4 mg/100 g
• Calcium 80 mg/100 g
• Carotene 165 mg

How does jaggery differ from sugar?
Jaggery contains iron, calcium, and carotene which are not present in sugar.

Where does the iron content of jaggery come from?
The iron in jaggery comes from the iron pots in which the sugarcane juice is boiled to make jaggery.

Mention its nutritive value.
• Energy—398 kcal per 100 g
• It is pure carbohydrate, that is
- No protein

1. Park K. Nutrition and health. In: Park's Textbook of Preventive and Social Medicine, 24th ed. Jabalpur, India: M/S Banarasidas Bhanot Publishers; 2017.

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