While the source for making jaggery and sugar is the same – sugarcane – the way each is processed is unique and that adds to the nutrient profile. Visually, sugar is white and crystalline while jaggery is golden-brown in colour. Due to sugar’s white colour, it is added to various foods as it doesn’t radically change the colour of most food products. However, jaggery has many more health benefits compared to sugar. Sugar’s white colour is because it is processed using charcoal. Sugar is processed with chemicals such as Sulphur dioxide, phosphoric acid, calcium hydroxide, colour precipitants and many more.