We all remember as kids how during Makar Sankranti and Lohri we enjoyed jaggery, groundnuts and til (sesame) ladoos. These ladoos are made to give some warm calories to our body amidst chilling cold. During winter gud or jaggery combined with groundnut is just the best snack.
India is a tropical nation and is blessed with changes in seasons. It is in our culture and tradition to celebrate all seasons as different festivals are attached to each change of season. Each festival attached to a season has a unique diet or recipe cooked during that season. There was a deeper understanding of these changes in diet or recommended recipes. It was all based on the changing environment, temperature and seasonal changes.
In summer, the weather is hot and humid, so the body craves balancing foods with coolants that could be easily digested. Food that generates heat during the digestion process was avoided in the summer season but these heat-generating foods were consumed in winters. These practices were passed through generations, which were beautifully woven in our daily life.
This is the reason why the world around us is interested in knowing about our Indian culture and traditions.
Why eat peanuts?
Peanuts contain folic acid, protein, and sugar. It has all the nutrients containing in almonds, pistachio and cashew nuts. They also have proteins, sugar and adhesive. When you consume peanuts it treats anemia. Research has backed the belief that the body’s immune system is boosted by peanuts. It also keeps our heart healthy.
Benefits of peanuts:
- Peanuts reduce the risk of stomach cancer.
- It is rich in energy
- It reduces bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol.
- Low risk of weight gain and colon cancer. Helps infertility
- Fights depression
- Helps in weight management
- They are rich in protein and amino acids which is good for the growth of the overall development of the body.
- It fights against heart diseases, Alzheimer and infection. Prevents against stroke.
Why eat jaggery?
When you eat 20 grams of jaggery every day it benefits your body. It is filled with nutrients like iron and calcium.
Benefits of jaggery:
Jaggery is made by boiling sugarcane juice to a certain temperature.
Putting the mixture in the molds to set. And when it cools down it is then packed to distribute to shops and retailers. The best time to consume jaggery is in winters as winters are the season of sugarcane and you get very fresh jaggery to consume which helps in boosting the immunity and fight against cold and cough.
Jaggery should be consumed every day at least 10-20 grams. It eases up the blood circulations, removes toxin and gives shine to the face.
You get a lot of options available in the market of this combination, one such is chikki. But I would suggest trying this one and not chikki. If possible have organic peanuts, roast them up, peel. Partner it with pure organic soft jaggery.
Nuts and jaggery: A nutritious combination;
Having peanuts with jaggery is the best snack that can be relished at any time of the day. It is healthy and nutrient-rich. It gives the necessary dose of folic acid and calcium. This helps you overcome the problems of calcium deficiency, bone, and dental problems. It increases your immunity thus, helping you to fight diseases.
Consuming jaggery with peanut relieves menstruation challenges faced by women. It eases up the circulation of blood in our body. But don’t consume it excessively.
Jaggery with peanut is good at removing toxicity from our body and this brings back the glow on your face.
When peanut and jaggery are mixed to make different foods like chikki, papdi and ladoos children also relish it instead of just handing them over a handful of groundnuts and jaggery. You can crush the groundnuts and grated jaggery to mix it to make tasty ladoos. This is a quick and instant way to make something delicious and healthy.
Visit the Navmi website www.navmi.co.in to buy organic jaggery as the focus of Navmi has always been to reach out to customers with natural and organic foods of the best quality. All its products like coconut oil, flaxseed oil, ghee, A2 milk, different types of natural honey, jaggery, turmeric, etc are all chemical-free. We believe that unprocessed foods contain higher amounts of antioxidants, it reduces the risk of heart disease, cancers, and other health issues.
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