Development of palm jaggery and comparison with sugarcane jaggery
J Manisha, T Roja, S Saipriya, R Jayaprakash, G Rajender and R Swamy
Palmyrah palm (Borassus flabellifer L.) belongs to the family Palmae. These trees are used for tapping neera. Neera is the sweet sap of the palm, which is obtained by slicing the spathes of the palmyra. Neera is not only sweet but also a nutritious liquid. In this study Palm Jaggery was prepared by concentrating the sap syrup of about 13º to 14º brix at uniform heating of around 120 °C on open pan. Proximate analysis was carried out for palm jaggery and compared with sugarcane jaggery. It was found that palm jaggery is a good source of vitamin C and calcium. Palm jaggery obtained good acceptability as like sugarcane jaggery through sensory evaluation.
How to cite this article:
J Manisha, T Roja, S Saipriya, R Jayaprakash, G Rajender, R Swamy. Development of palm jaggery and comparison with sugarcane jaggery. Pharma Innovation 2022;11(2):812-816.