The Krishnarajendra Market in Mysore has stalls where spices and Jaggery are sold. This is a jaggery stall, where golden cubes of the unrefined sugar are sold. Jaggery is called Bella in Kannada, and Gud in Hindi. It is made in the sugarcane fields by the farmers, by boiling the sugarcane juice in huge coldrons. Gud is used in making many of our traditional sweets. Since it is unrefined, with no chemicals added, many people prefer it to refined sugar.
There are special bricks of gud to which medicinal herbs like ginger have been added .
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