Marayoor sharkara (jaggery), which was recently granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag. The peculiar geographical location of Marayoor, which nestles amid the forests of the Western Ghats gives the sugar cane a distinct geographical identity. Added to this, the age old specialized skill of the local people in making the jiggery in the farm itself, make it a unique product. It is therefore in great demand in households across the country for the preparation of sweet dishes. Marayoor jaggery has high nutritional value as it is rich in fibre and vital nutrients and is free from chemicals. It is an indispensable ingredient in several Indian recipes. It tastes absolutely divine. Marayoor sharkara without colouring agents will be dark brown in colour. Undasharkara (ball shaped, solid form) is the main product of the area.