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gur (गुड्) (today's sample record)

Language: Hindi

Description: Jaggery. Palm sugar, obtained from the sap of, usually, the date or Palmyra palm. It is used extensively in Indian cooking and has a flavour reminiscent of Demerara sugar (US: light brown (granulated) sugar). Palm sugar is the better quality of the two.

Palm sugar

Latin: Arenga pinnata, Borassus flabellifer
Ethnicity: Indian Subcontinent
Most frequent country: India
Better known as: Jaggery
Also known as: bella, bellamu, god, gol, goor, gud, gul, gurdh, karumubu chakkarai, khudo, kitul hakuru, pol pani, sarkara, sharkkara, tal hakuru, vellam

See foods and dishes: demerara sugar

Other web reference: Making jaggery

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