Jaggery (Vellam)

Jaggery is unrefined whole sugar. It is processed in a natural way and it is 100% chemical-free. Raw sugarcane juice is boiled and simmered till the water content is evaporated and reaches a semi solid stage. Then it is poured over small moulds or to a big tray and then shaped into big size balls. The moulded jaggery is called “Achu Vellam” in Tamil. The big size balls are called “Urundai Vellam” also known as “Mandai Vellam” or “Pagu Vellam”.
Jaggery contains natural goodness of minerals and vitamins and it is rich in Magnesium, potassium and iron. It is very useful in treating throat and lung infections. It also cures Cough,Indigestion and Constipation.
Wherever possible, you can use jaggery instead of white refined sugar.
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  1. Pundreek Rattan

    we manufacture approx. 30 qts of jaggery per day but the requirement is to make each piece of 80-100 gms we need moulds for that please help us we are from punjab

    • Thank you for writing. I am sorry I do not have any commercial information like moulding etc. You can contact the concern Agri department.

  2. Hi,
    I, would like to know what jaggery to use to make athirasam. Waiting for yor reply.
    Wishing you and your family Happy Deepavali. Living in europe. Malar

  3. Hi
    Please let me know what is cheeni vellam?

  4. Whats best way to store Jaggery . I found color changes to light grey after some time .Its look likes fungus .Is it normal ?

  5. irene chai

    may i know can diabetic consume vellam?

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