English : Palm Jaggery
Tamil : பனை வெல்லம்
Malayalam : പനൈവെല്ലമ്
Telugu : పాని వెల్లం
Hindi : हथेली का गुड़
Internal Benefits Of Panai vellam (Palm jaggery) :
Palm jaggery is rich in essential minerals, It has 60 times more minerals, nutrients and antioxidants than white sugar according to recent research, it is thus called as "medicinal sugar" in siddha and ayurveda treatment.
It works as a digestive agent, a small serving of palm jaggery along with dry ginger is taken after heavy meals to digest the food. It activates the digestive enzymes and helps to cleanse the intestinal tracts.
Palm jaggery is a rich source of iron, regular consumption of it increases the hemoglobin level and treats anaemia. In ancient times it was used for treating dry cough and cold, palm jaggery helps to clear the respiratory tract by dissolving the mucus and thus treats many problems like asthma and bronchitis.
Palm jaggery is given to women after giving birth to child, the impurities in the breast milk would disappear and baby gets the clean pure milk during the breast feeding.
Panai vellam (Palm jaggery) is made from freshly concentrated product of cane sugar and palm trees, natural mineral salts are retained without adding chemicals, the dark palm jaggery has the lingering complexity of taste that gives a treat to the taste buds.
Instead of white sugar, palm jaggery can be used as natural sweetner for all dishes.