Monday, August 25, 2008

Jaggery ( Gurh) and Diabetes

Question: Is Jaggery good for Diabetics?
Answer: Jaggery is unrefined sugar- In north India -it is made by boiling sugarcane juice, In parts of Southern and Eastern Indian states it is also made from dates. Its caloric content is only slightly less than sugar, ( 383 Kcal per 100 gms) so it is not recommended for Diabetics. Dedicated to Diabetes care of Indians in India and all over theWorld

1 comment:

Sireesh said...

Doctor, my dad is a diabetic, and as an experiment he has had sweets made of jaggery instead of sugar, and checked his random sugar value after two hours.. strangely enough, while the values for sugar go up drastically, with jaggery sweets, they're pretty normal, like 160ish..
can you explain?