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| ||gur (गुड्) (today's sample record)|
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.
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