Used for centuries in India and South America, Ayurvedic Sugar ( Gur Shakkar), Jaggery or Panela, is full of all the essential nutrients that are contained in sugar cane. Ayurvedic Sugar (Gur Shakkar) is made from juice of sugarcane which is then boiled until it solidifies, rich in minerals such as magnesium, zinc and iron, which have many health giving properties. A great blood purifier, helps alleviate digestive issues, helps with the detoxification of the liver and boosts energy levels. It has high levels of iron, calcium and minerals and unlike refined sugar does not contain empty calories.

Ayurvedic Sugar (Gur Shakkar) enhances the taste of tea, coffee and other beverages.

REFINED SUGAR is made from sugar cane or sugar beets, which are then heavily processed to extract sugar. Refined white Sugar contains a lot of calories and no essential nutrients. When the normal bacteria inside your mouth come into contact with sugar, acid is produced which can alter internal pH levels. It is believed that an acidic environment is a breeding ground for disease. In order to correct any sort of imbalance, the body draws on the mineral reserves, for example in order to protect the blood, calcium is drawn from the bones. Refined sugars use your body’s stored calcium, magnesium and B-vitamins to facilitate their digestion. In turn can lead to various symptoms of fatigue, depression and anxiety. For people who are inactive and eat a largely Western diet, large amounts of fructose from added sugars get turned into fat that is stored in the liver, which can lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.