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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Patanjali Madhuram Natural Sugar Review

I will be very honest about why I got this one. My regular readers must be well aware of my family's fondness for cakes and muffins. And this one works out to be both healthier than white sugar and cheaper than brown sugar and Demerara sugar.

Made from pure sugarcane juice without any added sulphur, it retains all the benefits that sugarcane juice can boast of. Rich in calcium and magnesium, it is also touted to be helpful in health conditions like dry cough, cough with sputum, indigestion and constipation (as mentioned on the packet/Patanjali website).

It can be used as a substitute for white sugar in milk, lassi, kheer, sherbats, mithai and any other recipe which uses the former.

Read on how it measures up -

Advantages -

1. Free from sulphur and other chemicals.
2. Loaded with calcium, iron and magnesium.
3. Tastes good when used. in Tea (which is big plus for me), aam panna, sweet chutneys, kheer and ragi sherbat.
4. Cheaper than brown sugar or Demerara sugar. Costs Rs 60/- per Kg.
5. Available online.
6. Boasts of medicinal benefits (not verified).

Disadvantages -

1. Since it has a deep brown color, it affects the usual appearance of the dishes (especially light colored ones).
2. Still contains too many calories, so weight watchers have to be careful.
3. Not suitable for diabetics.
4. Costly when compared to white sugar ( retails approx in the range of 40-50 rupees )

Keeping the above points in mind, I would rate it a 4.25/5.
And would I repurchase it ?? Yes. Yes.Yes. I got 2 1-Kg packets and have almost used up the first one. Will definitely buy more once I have worked my way through the remaining one.


  1. Again a nice review of the patanjali's natural sugar.

  2. Nice review. How does this compare to jaggery? Can we substitute this for jaggery?

    1. Yes, it works well when I use it in recipes that call for jaggery...

  3. Thank you for the helpful information. Nice review.

  4. Very informative & helpful.

    How does it compare to Demerara or brown sugar ? Is the taste closer to jaggery or brown sugar?


  5. Can we use it for cookies as well? as brown sugar is used specifically while baking cookies..

  6. Can we use it for cookies as well?
    As brown sugar is used specifically while baking cookies..

    1. yes..i have used it in whole wheat cookies and it was good !


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