Jaggery is a conventional non-centrifugal cane sugar that is popular in Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Indian Subcontinent.  Its colour can range from golden brown to dark brown and it is a concentrated product made from cane juice and frequently date or palm sap without the molasses and crystals being separated. It is made composed of other insoluble material, such as wood ash, proteins, and bagasse fibres, with a maximum content of 50% sucrose, 20% invert sugars, and 20% moisture. Jaggery seems to be more nutritive when compared to refined sugar. White sugar that has been refined merely has "empty calories," or calories devoid of any vitamins or minerals . Jaggery is more nutrient-dense than sugar, gram for gram.