How to detect chemical free jaggery: According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 422 million people in the world have diabetes. Diabetes is a serious lifestyle disease. When the amount of sugar in the blood increases, then the disease of diabetes occurs. Wrong eating habits and excessive consumption of sugar are believed to be responsible for this. Consuming too much sugar can harm even a healthy person. There are many alternatives to sugar in the market, but jaggery is the most suitable of these options. Jaggery can prove to be beneficial not only for sugar patients but also for healthy people. Jaggery is made indigenously. However, nowadays some chemicals have been added to make jaggery look better. These chemicals can be harmful to the body. Therefore it is necessary to identify the real jaggery. On Instagram, Chef Pankaj Bhadauria has told about the methods of identifying real and fake jaggery. You can identify chemical-rich jaggery with the help of these tips.
How to identify real jaggery?
Soda is used the most in jaggery. The jaggery in which the use of soda is more, that jaggery will be more white. Apart from this, due to the presence of chemicals, jaggery is very good to see, but such jaggery will not be good in quality. Calcium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate may be mixed in such jaggery.
The weight of jaggery increases due to calcium carbonate. While jaggery has a polished look due to calcium bicarbonate, it can be harmful to health. Real jaggery looks dark brown or black. Similar jaggery is made in villages.
Chemical mixed jaggery is salty and bitter.
Sugar crystals are added to imitation jaggery so that its sweetness increases.
If jaggery does not dissolve completely in water or if a piece of jaggery freezes under water, then such jaggery is fake.