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Sugar content in jaggery is more or less than table sugar?

hi sir/mam am AAAAAAA from chennai in jaggery (panai vellam), sugar content value is less or morethen the actual sugar? is this good for human health?
Asked On : Sat, 17 Mar 2012
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Dietitian & Nutritionist 's  Response
Hi Thangavelu, Welcome to Healthcare magic.

100 gms of sugar and jaggery provides approx 380-390 calories. However, jaggery, also contains about 80 gms of calcium, 40 gm of phosphorus and about 3-5 gm of Iron which makes it more nutritionally valuable than sugar. Also the degree of sweetness is high in jaggery and hence can always be replaced for sugar and thereby one can reduce the calorie intake through sugar.
Answered: Sat, 12 May 2012
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Neha Chandna's  Response
hello... sugar is highly processed.. jaggery is less processed.. both have the same cal content that is 4 kcal / gm..jaggery has more nutrients like calcium , iron which makes it more healthier than can add it in your green tea, porridge, juices etc..
Answered: Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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