Kolhapur Speciality - Gud (Jaggery)
Jaggery is a traditional unrefined non-centrifugal sugar consumed in Asia, Africa and South America. It is made for direct consumption.This type of sugar is a concentrated product of cane juice without separation of the molasses and crystals, and can vary from golden brown to dark brown in color. It contains up to 65-85 % sucrose , up to 10% Glucose , moisture content of up to 5-8 %, and the remainder made up of other insoluble matter such as ash, proteins and fibers.
The Indian state of Maharashtra is the largest producer and consumer of jaggery. In Maharashtra most vegetables curries and dals contain jaggery. Jaggery is specially used during Makar Sankranti for making sweetmeat called tilgul . In rural Maharashtra, water and a piece of jaggery is given when someone arrives home from working under a hot sun. Kakvi , a byproduct from production of jaggery, is also used in rural Maharashtra as a sweetener. It contains many minerals not found in ordinary sugar and is considered beneficial to health by the tradional medical system Ayurveda . Jaggery made from sugarcane contains vital nutrients like: Glucose, Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Protein, Copper etc.
Kolhapur is famous for two things 1st is Kolhapuri Chappals and 2nd on Kolhapuri Gud (Jaggery). Kolhapuri Jaggery is known for its pure and natural contents. Kolhapuri jaggery adds traditional Indian taste to your foods. The organic Jaggery supplied by us, is produced through totally indigenous methods. We refrain from using any chemical in the process of manufacturing our products. And our jaggery is not an exception of it. Our jaggery is high in nutritious value. It contains carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins and other useful chemicals that are vital for human body. Our company is among leading natural jaggery exporters of the country.