London: Gur chai or jaggery tea is among the most loved hot beverages in Islamabad and Rawalpindi and over the Potohar district during winter. People accept that the gur chai is a mixture in treating winter infirmities like cold, influenza, runny nose and chest clogs. Tea prepared in hot milk and improved with jaggery is a wonderful winter swallow.
Nutritious and scrumptious, gur chai is made at homes and furthermore sold on booths spreading a sweet smell to pull in people. Jaggery deals hop from November to February owing interest in tea making. Something else, people will in general stick to white sugar for making normal tea.
Aside from fighting off cool, gur chai helps in battling a few winter-related maladies, said an understudy Asma Ali. A country lady Sadia Karim stated: “During winter, I never take white sugar tea, rather jaggery improves my hot beverages which include nourishment, taste, and essentialness to the cup.”
In rustic regions, it is normal to eat gur in winter, she said. “In spite of the fact that dark colored sugar is costly than white, my family wants to taste on gur chai before taking off toward the beginning of the day chill of the winters,” she included.
Jaggery making season begins with sugarcane gather in pre-winter. Winter sees new supplies of jaggery coming to business sectors. A few assortments are even studded with peanuts, others with dry organic products like almond and pistachio for very good quality purchasers.
Mohammad Abdullah, a gur chai merchant on a bustling road in Rawalpindi stated: “This tea is fundamentally devoured by country people. Anybody with cultivating foundation comes following its fragrance to may slow down,” he said with a grin. The town people realize what the advantages of jaggery are.
Specialists additionally suggest that utilizing darker sugar is in every case superior to a white one in tea. Jaggery is a rich wellspring of iron, potassium, different nutrients, it helps in detoxification of the liver, useful for the stomach related framework, improves insusceptibility, yet it should b devoured in huger dosages.
Dr. Asim Bukhari said Jaggery contains potassium and sodium, which assume a significant job in the support of corrosive levels in the body just as It ensures that a typical degree of circulatory strain is appropriately kept up. “In the event that you experience the ill effects of a throbbing painfulness in your joints, eating jaggery can give you much-required alleviation,” says Dr. Asim.
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