Panela is produced by pressing and juicing freshly harvested sugarcane. The outcome is sweet, intensive smelling liquid called guarapo, from which the water evaporates friendly manner – thus cane juice gradually changes into the Panela (thick juice, gradually solidified to the solid state). Panela may resemble brown cane sugar. However, it has nothing to do with the refined sugar. It is a pure product, obtained without using chemical processes. Thanks to this, unlike cane sugar, Panela preserves the maximum nutrient present in the original sugar cane juice. It is characterized by its „live“ flavor of molasses and dark brown structure.
Health Benefits: Excellent natural source of energy exhaustion and stress, not only for athletes. Dissolved in cold water with ice and lemon, Panela can also serve as a refreshing and invigorating drink. Like honey, it has soothing effects during colds and eases coughing. Panela helps clean the blood, prevent rheumatic problems, nourish and strengthen weakened organism.
Vitamins and Minerals:The main component of Panela is sucrose, containing 80% of its weight (anhydrous basis). Large extent is represented by vitamin A, some B vitamins vitamins C, D and E. The most minerals are calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, zinc and magnesium.
Nutritional values in 100 grams: Fat: 0,2 g, Protein 0,6 g, Fiber: 0,1 g and Carbohydrate 97 g. Energetic value is 1660 kJ.
Country of origin: Ecuador