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Can I give my baby Jaggery? Jaggery Syrup Recipe for Babies kannada hindi

Jaggery is an unrefined form of sugar mainly obtained from Sugarcane. It is also produced from other sources like Date Palm, Coconut or Palmyra. It is widely used in many ethnic and traditional recipes for its great health benefits. It is a great substitute for white sugar and definitely a healthy choice. Moms who start to wean their babies often worry about when to include Jaggery in baby’s food. Here’s a detailed explanation on Can I give my baby Jaggery? When can I give my baby Jaggery? What are the benefits of Jaggery for Babies? 

Benefits of Jaggery for Babies :

1. Boosts Immunity

2. Strengthens Bone 

3. Rich in Calcium, Phosphorus & Iron

4. Prevents Constipation

5. Prevents Anemia 

Risks of Jaggery for Babies :

1. Addiction: Jaggery is healthy but not to be overdone as it may develop sweet tooth in baby and over a period avoiding other natural flavors or spices.

2. Impurity: Its very difficult to find Jaggery without impurities like dust or mud. Hence we recommend to make your own Jaggery Syrup for Babies or buy 100% Organic Jaggery. You can buy Organic Jaggery here on our store.

3. Overdosage: Jaggery helps to prevent anemia. In earlier days or even now in rural areas babies are weaned late and lack most nutrients and hence are suggested to use Jaggery in baby food. However, in cities or Urban India, most parents deal with fussy eaters and can overdo Jaggery in babies food just to feed them more. This can be dangerous as Jaggery is high in calorie and can cause digestion issues and many other health hazards.

4. Intestinal Worms: This is can be another adverse effect of overdosage.

When can I give Jaggery for my baby?

Its best to start after 1 year, however, it varies on personal requirement too as per the benefits or babies’ health.

Why Jaggery Syrup for Babies?

As explained already its very tough to find pure Jaggery. While preparing baby food it can get difficult to filter the Jaggery for impurities on a regular basis. Hence you can prepare Jaggery Syrup once in a while, store and use as and when required. 

Jaggery Syrup Recipe for Babies :

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Jaggery Syrup Recipe for Babies

Jaggery Syrup Recipe for Babies

Here is a simple and easy method to make jaggery syrup for babies.

Author:Kavitha Prashanth
Recipe Type:
Cuisine:Indian

Ingredients

1. Jaggery - 250 gms

2. Water - 2 tbsp + 1 cup

Method

1. Take 250 grams of crushed Jaggery and transfer it to a thick bottom pan. Just add 2 tbsp of water.

2. On a medium flame, just melt the jaggery. Immediately sieve it to another pan. 

3. Add 1 cup water and bring the mixture to boil. Ensure that you don't overcook it or bring it to a string consistency which shall form a solid when cooled. You will have to just bring it to a boil. Put on heat for 2 more minutes and switch off the flame. Once cooled it should look like below, like a syrup. 

4. Jaggery Syrup is ready to be served.

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Can I give my baby Jaggery? Jaggery Syrup Recipe for Babies kannada hindi

Method of making Jaggery Syrup for Babies :

1. Take 250 grams of crushed Jaggery and transfer it to a thick bottom pan. Just add 2 tbsp of water.

Can I give my baby Jaggery? Jaggery Syrup Recipe for Babies kannada hindi

2. On a medium flame, just melt the jaggery. Immediately sieve it to another pan. Can I give my baby Jaggery? Jaggery Syrup Recipe for Babies kannada hindi

3. Add 1 cup water and bring the mixture to boil. Ensure that you don’t overcook it or bring it to a string consistency which shall form a solid when cooled. You will have to just bring it to a boil. Put on heat for 2 more minutes and switch off the flame. Once cooled it should look like below, like a syrup. Can I give my baby Jaggery? Jaggery Syrup Recipe for Babies kannada hindi

4. Jaggery Syrup is ready to be served.

Jaggery for Babies

Can I give my baby Jaggery? Jaggery Syrup Recipe for Babies kannada hindi

Note : 

1. This can be stored for 15 – 20 days when stored at room temperature. 2-3 months in refrigeration


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