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       Palm Sugar

Palm Sugar is rich in antioxidants. 

In India, there are four varieties of sugar-yielding palms Date, Coconut, Palmyrah and Sago. Their names are as follows :

1. The Palmyrah Palm (Borassus FlabellifermisThe National Tree of the Kingdom of Cambodia (Due to Tamil ancient culture there)

2. The Date Palm (Phoenix Sylvestris)
3. The Coconut Palm (Cocos Nucifera)
4. Indian Sago Palm (Caryota Urens)


Indonesia palm is

Antioxidant Activity of Borassus flabellifer (linn.) Fruits Antioxidant Activity of Borassus flabellifer (linn.) Fruits 


             Differences between Palm Sugar and Cane Sugar

S No

Cane Sugar

Palm Sugar


Cane Sugar is Sweet

Palm Sugar is sweet and delicious


Provides not much mineral salts

Provides mineral salts too


It has more sugar content

It has less sugar content


It has less/no nutrition value

It contains:

a) Thiamine

b) Riboflavin

c) Nicotinic Acid

d) Ascorbic Acid

e) Protein

f) Vitamin C


It is less therapeutic value

It is good to the problems of

a) Asthmatic

b) Anemic

c) Leprosy

d) To accelerate growth of young



Cane sugar sometimes create ill effects on the health

Palm sugar solution proves a wonderful food in both early stages and chronic stages of Typhoid 


It creates cough and cold when consumed in high quantity

It is good remedy for cough and cold


It treats no health problem

It treats following diseases

a) reduction of BP

b) To decrease pancreas heat

c) To strengthen heart

d) Helps to build up strong teeth

e) Reduces pita


It is treated as sweet water

It is treated as honey


Jaggery from Palmyrah palm (Borassus flabelliferL.)
Another good article on Palm jaggery - health benefits

Research new on Health benefits of raw-sugar. 

Iron deificient anemia and raw sugar

 2017 Sep 3;14(5):589-598. doi: 10.1080/19390211.2016.1269145. Epub 2017 Jan 26.

Sugarcane Molasses - A Potential Dietary Supplement in the Management of Iron Deficiency Anemia.

Phytochemical profile of sugarcane and its potential health aspects.  Refinedsugar is the primary product of sugarcane juice, but during its processing, various other valuable products are also obtained in an unrefined form, such as, brown sugar, molasses, and jaggery. Sugarcane juice is widely used in India in the treatment of jaundice, hemorrhage, dysuria, anuria, and other urinary diseases. Herein, we have summarized the different phytoconstituents and health benefits of sugarcane and its valuable products. 

Total antioxidant content of alternatives to refined sugar.

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