|Panela organic sugar is the perfect unbleached, unrefined sweetener to use in place of refined sugars. Made on two sustainable Brazilian family farms, 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 veery 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 vvitality.
Manufacture of sugar from cane juice employs a potpourri of chemicals as sulphur dioxide, lime, phosphoric acid, bleaching agents & viscosity reducers. The mineral salts, considered as impurities are removed and only leave a little behind, counted in milligrams.
Chancaca – Panela, being a wholesome sugar, without doubt is rich in the vitally important mineral salts: 2.8 grams per 100 grams, that is to say 28 grams per kilogram, while only 300 milligrams per kilogram is found in refined sugar. Magnesium strengthens the nervous system. Potassium is vital to conserve the acid balance in the cells and combats acids and acetone. Iron, a composite of hemoglobin prevents anemia.Interestingly, Panela has 5 times more minerals than brown sugar!
Besides, sugar processing is carried out in mild steel equipment, which often leads to a high dosage of nickel in the mother liquor. In ordinary sugar, the protective woolsen factor is lost unlike in Panela.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!