What is Jhola gur?

What is Jhola gur?

Jhola gur comes from Phoenix sylvestris, the silver date or wild date palm. It is closely related to the Arabian date palm, P. dactylifera, which gives us the dried fruits we are familiar with. She also recalls a chutney made these dates, dried plums and raisins, but the main value of the tree is clearly for its sap.

What is Nolen Gur made of?

Somewhat more prosaically translated into English as liquid date jaggery, ‘nolen gur’, also known as ‘jhola gur’, is essentially jaggery made from the first flush of juice from the date palm tree (khejur in Bengali, of course).

Is Khejur Gur good for health?

* It improves digestion, which makes it a good option as a post-meal sweet. The gur activates the digestive enzymes and helps clean the intestinal tract. * Owing to high iron content, it increases the haemoglobin level and helps treat anaemia. * It is rich in magnesium as well, which regulates the nervous system.

Is Khejur Gur and Nolen Gur same?

Even, jaggery from the dates tree or Khejur gur, can be classified into two varieties- Nolen and Jiren.

Why is it called Nolen Gur?

Nolen Gur translates to new jaggery and it is extracted from date palm trees using deft skills during the winter months in West Bengal. Each year, sweet shops across the city put their favourite ingredient to good use.

How do you know if jaggery is real?

Points to remember if you are buying jaggery:

  1. Do taste a piece of jaggery; it should not taste even slightly salty.
  2. If there is any bitterness in the gur or jaggery, it means that it has gone through the process of caramelisation during the boiling process.
  3. Check for any crystals on the jaggery.

Why it is called Nolen Gur?

Jhola gur or Nolen Gur which means new jaggery in Bengali, is extracted from date palm trees using deft skills during the winter months in West Bengal.

Why it is called Nolen gur?

Can diabetic eat palm jaggery?

However, for diabetics, an ideal diet consists of foods that have low glycemic index. Jaggery’s glycemic index is very high and hence, it is not advisable for diabetics to consume jaggery.

Which is better palm jaggery or sugarcane jaggery?

On the other hand palm jaggery is not only packed with nutrients like iron, folate, potassium and calcium, it also has the lowest glycemic index and is a proven remedy against cough and cold. It is much healthier option than sugarcane jaggery, but to reap the benefits make sure you consume it in moderation.