Definitions for jaggeryˈdʒæg ə ri
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
jag•ger•yˈdʒæg ə ri(n.)
a coarse, dark sugar, esp. that made from the sap of East Indian palm trees.
Category: Indian (India)
Origin of jaggery:
1590–1600; < Pg (of India) jágara, jagre < Malayalam chakkara < Skt śarkarāsugar
jaggery, jagghery, jaggary(noun)
unrefined brown sugar made from palm sap
A traditional unrefined sugar used throughout South and South-East Asia.
raw palm sugar, made in the East Indies by evaporating the fresh juice of several kinds of palm trees, but specifically that of the palmyra (Borassus flabelliformis)
Jaggery is a traditional uncentrifuged sugar consumed in Asia and Africa It is a concentrated product of date, cane juice, or palm sap without separation of the molasses and crystals, and can vary from golden brown to dark brown in color. It contains up to 50% sucrose, up to 20% invert sugars, up to 20% moisture, and the remainder made up of other insoluble matter, such as wood ash, proteins, and bagasse fibers. Jaggery is mixed with other ingredients, such as peanuts, condensed milk, coconut, and white sugar, to produce several locally marketed and consumed delicacies.
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