Bella jeevakke volledu anta hale kaaldindaanu heltaane bandidaare!! Well, having tea/coffee with jaggery seems to be aiding our digestion. Which, in turn, means, a kilo gets over in no time. Further, while diabetics can consume jaggery, the “total calorie and carbohydrate count (in their diet) must be well-controlled. There are many websites that have articles comparing jaggery and sugar, but I would like to know facts, like, for instance, the composition of bella or what it is made of. While regular refined sugar costs between Rs 45 and Rs 55 a kg, organic bella can cost Rs 110-Rs 120 a kg. I have not yet tried out the Malnad variety that Lakshmi mentioned but will definitely do so because even my little one likes some bella with his milk nowadays. Hey maya, Had to answer this for sure. Therefore, we are happier. c) I live in India and while we use jaggery while cooking, especially in Gujarat, I have never seen anyone who uses jaggery for tea or coffee. On the other hand, by using bella at home, I get to savour a healthier and definitely headier, cup of coffee. And this has to be assessed and monitored by a qualified dietitian and not decided by the diabetic on his or her own,” Ms Krishnaswamy adds. Friends tell me they have made the switch in an effort to cut processed, refined white sugar from their lives; that while there may be no immediate or visible benefits, many of them believe that on a long term basis, bella is definitely better for health. This is to ward them off from tiredness.. Malnad jaggery will be different from what we get in Bangalore. The minerals present in jaggery are calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, sodium, iron, manganese, zinc, copper and chloride. Calorie Breakdown: 0% fat, 100% carbs, 0% prot. In Malnad region of Karnataka, after people work in farms, they drink water with jaggery!! Jaggery contains around 70 % sucrose, 3 % moisture, 5 % minerals and vitamins and 10 % fructose and glucose. It is Indian sweetener manufactured from sugarcane. I have not experienced what you’re saying but I now only use organic powdered jaggery as I find that hassle-free (to use) and it definitely tastes cleaner than ordinary spherical/square shaped lumps of bella. 10 grams jaggery provides 38 calories. Hi Divya – You can get Organic (Desi) Jaggery powdered from Patanjali stores which costs 60 Rs per Kilo. Fructose and glucose: 10–15 grams. Am glad you are a bella lover too, Nidhi. And that means monthly budgets can get a little stretched with this switch. Thanks for worthy information on my favorite bella, which should be any day better than white sugar, since you have mentioned Malnad variety of bella therefore if possible can you provide the source of purchase the same in Bangalore. First thanks for this article. But some other readers have recommended Malnad jaggery and other varieties. Any similar experiences ?? 10 grams of jaggery contain around 38 calories. It might be a healthy substitute of industrial sugar or chemically processed and cleaned sugar. “Only sucrose to the tune of 99.5% without any minerals,” says SBI. This is a 3-step process (3): During this process, the jaggery is stirred and the impurities are skimmed off the top until only a yellow, dough-like paste remains. So there’s very little difference in calorie density. Just 20 grams of it contains 38 calories and has 9.8 gram of carbohydrates, 9.7 gram of sugar, 0.01 gram of protein, choline, betaine, Vitamin B12, B6, folate, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, selenium, and manganese. . Even in villages, it is refined sugar (chini or shakkar in Hindi) that has been in popular use since the 1970s. Thanks .. Calories in Similar Recipes. Ordinary jaggery though is comparable with sugar at about Rs 55-Rs 65 a kg. Calories per serving of Indian tea 51 calories of Milk, 1%, (0.50 cup) 32 calories of Granulated Sugar, (2 tsp) 1 calories of Tea, brewed, (4 fl oz) Nutrition & Calorie Comments . Organic food taking hold, though prices are higher, Citizens team up with BBMP to get Bengalureans to mask up, My experience as a pet parent during the lockdown, COVID cases rising in Bengaluru: “People need to be aware of laws and penalties before they try to defy them”, On #PlasticBagFreeDay, here are 5 ways to reduce plastic in your life, First day, first cut: When salons opened in Chennai after the lockdown, Survey on creating safer public transport system for Bengaluru post lockdown, The plague goddess, the Ashwath Katte and the CITY, Life in times of COVID-19: A contest to unleash your creativity, ‘’, a citizen-led initiative to safeguard and rejuvenate Varthur lake, The Period Junction: Bengaluru’s first international conference on menstrual health, How women in Bengaluru navigate their working lives and the city, 0.6 to 1.0 g of minerals (8 mg of calcium, 4 mg of phosphorus, and 11.4 mg of iron), 100 g of jaggery gives 383 kcal of energy.