This chocolate, caramel tasting jaggery ( in naturally crystallized form ) with strong aroma has high mineral content, low glycemic index and medicinal properties. This has increasing demand globally - due to its health benefits and people moving back to their roots for healthy foods. When used in place of cane sugar, it enhances the taste of coffee.
High consumption of cane sugar causes sudden rise/spike in blood sugar - this leads to many life-style ailments like Type-II diabetes etc. Palm Jaggery being low glycemic (41) is absorbed slowly and sugar is less absorbed during digestion. It contains compounds that inhibit absorption of sugar in the digestion process.
Its heavy mineral, vitamin load and medicinal properties make it a "nutraceutical".