martes, 25 de diciembre de 2007


Panela organic sugar is the perfect unbleached, unrefined sweetener to use in place of refined sugars. It is the only sugar where the sugar stream is not separated from the molasses - this helps it to retain most of its essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Its unique processing gives it a mild, caramel-like flavor which is superb for baking and sweetening food and drinks.

Panela is a pure, wholesome, traditional, unrefined, non-centrifugal whole sugar. It contains the natural goodness of minerals and vitamins inherently present in sugarcane juice and this crowns it as one of the most wholesome and healthy foods in the world. Its natural tropical flavor gives it an edge over any other product of the same kind! Panela is an accepted product worldwide and is known by many names such as- Chancaca, Raspadura, Piloncillo, Panela, Panocha.. Panela has been discovered to have some unique medicinal properties-- --Whole sugar prevents tooth decay. --Constipation (in babies), which is very frequent with white sugar, disappears. --Natural high energy replacement. --Prevents nutritious anemia. --Whole sugar prevents rickets. --Thrush or aphthae rarely returns. --Children are more alive and full of vitality.

Interestingly, Panela has 5 times more minerals than brown sugar.

Manufacturing process:Raw sugarcane juice is slowly simmered in copper pans and the water content is progressively evaporated. Clarification is done using natural vegetable clarificants. Scooping the boiling juice from one copper pan to another until the liquid starts to go hard carries out this process. The complete process is hygienic, untouched by hands, and most importantly 100% chemical-free!

Packaging/Weighing: The panela is packaged first in polyethylene bags and then in a polypropylene bag, weighed, and sent to the homogenization and packaging plant located in Piura.

Sucrose : 83.3 %
Glucose : 5.81 %
Fructose : 5.81 %
Calcium : 79.18 mgr/100g
Magnesium : 81.21 mgr/100g
Phosphorous: 68.46 mgr/100g
Iron : 11.98 mgr/100g

PROTEINS : 0.30 - 0.60 %
MINERALS : 0.25 – 0.50 %
WATER : 1 – 2 %
FATS : 0 %
Energy (KJ o Kcal) : 310 a 350 CAL
Shelf Life : 12 months