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Jaggery - A traditional Indian Sweetener

Jaggery, is the sugarcane based traditional sweetener. A present, 24.5% of the cane produced in India is being utilized for producing jaggery. Jaggery is nutritious and easily available to the rural people. Compared to white sugar it requires low capital requirements in production and is manufactured at the farmers individual units itself. Of the total world production, more than 70% of jaggery is produced in India. To meet future sweeteners requirements, the scope of jaggery seems to be promising

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