Jaggery is produced by pressing and refining the cane juice. The process involves 3 steps: Juice is extracted from the canes; The juice is then kept in large containers till the sediment sinks to the bottom; The juice is then boiled until dough-like paste is formed which is then transferred to molds to cool. Ideally jaggery should have even dark brown color. The yellow color of the jaggery is due to the chemicals added to change its color and sweetness. The minerals in it give a saltier taste. Saltier the taste, less fresh is the jaggery. Dark brown color and salty taste ensures pure jaggery. Jaggery has fair amounts of proteins and minerals. It is great source vitamin B. It is healthy substitute to sugar.