New Delhi: Palm sugar is a sweetener that is made from the sap present in the flower buds of the coconut palm tree. It is known as natural sugar because it involves minimum processing and no chemicals are used. The sap from the tree is heated to wick away the moisture content until a thick syrup is obtained, and this sweet nectar is then further reduced to crystals. In the stores, palm sugar is available in the block, granular and liquid form.
The palm sugar is full of antioxidants. The regular consumption of palm sugar helps to improve our immunity and it prevents free radicals which is the reason for skin ageing also it helps in purifying the blood.
Palm sugar has a low glycemic index will does not cause a sudden spike in blood level immediately. Diabetes can consume palm sugar but they should treat in the same manner as regular sugar.
Palm sugar helps the digestive system in digesting the food. It can be consumed after heavy meals and dinner, it helps in clearing out the intestinal tracts and generates enzymes to help in the process of digestion of undigested food.
Palm sugar is used in the remedies of treating cough and cold. It can be sweetened in the ginger tea as it is a very good remedy for colds. Since it is rich in magnesium, it also has a soothing effect on our nervous system.
Palm sugar is a powerful energy booster for both children and adults as it is rich in vitamins and minerals like Vitamin B, iron and calcium and keeps us energized.
The sugar content in palm sugar is balanced well. It has a good source of Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12. It is rich in iron helps in treating anemia also helps to cure PCOs problem in women.
Palm sugar is a natural sweetener that it has a good source of vitamins and minerals. Palm sugar can be used in all the traditional sweet recipes and herbal tea instead of white sugar, the color of the recipe must be darker and the taste may slightly vary but it won’t change drastically.