Panela - The Sweet Taste of Colombia
Posted: 11 Nov 2016
Panela is a non-refined raw sugar made from dehydrated sugarcane juice, produced in Colombia and ideal for use as a sugar replacement in everything from desserts to drinks, chocolate to industrial use as a sweetener. Learn more about this extraordinary product, its benefits and how it is made.
Panela is a non-refined raw sugar made from dehydrated cane juice with no added chemical substances and, in Colombia, is produced in what is known as 'trapiches'.
IN CONTRAST TO REFINED SUGAR, PANELA KEEPS ITS NATURAL FLAVOUR AND NUTRIENTS - VITAMINS AND MINERALS;
it has a caramel-like flavour, and can be used exactly in the same way as sugar.
DISCOVER ITS BENEFITS
Panela provides a lot of energy and essential nutrients such as vitamins and minerals, necessary for growth and metabolic processes.
Whereas sugar only contains sucrose, panela is made up of sucrose, glucose, fructose, vitamins and minerals.
It provides a unique flavour to preparations.
VITAMINS Panela is rich in B, A, C, D and E vitamins.
MINERALS It contains phosphorous, calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium among many more.
CARBOHYDRATES It contains sucrose, glucose, and fructose
CasaLuker is a family-owned company, founded over 100 years ago as an expert in the production and commercialisation of products made using Fino de Aroma Cocoa.
In the search for new special and unique ingredients to complement chocolate products, CasaLuker Food Ingredients decided to include in its portfolio a product that is traditional in the colombian and Latin American markets, but new for Europe, the US and other parts of the world. This ingredient, known as panela in Colombia, is a type of raw hand-produced sugar that can be used for different preparations. The company is also launching three new chocolate couvertures made using, instead of refined sugar, panela: "The Sweet Taste of Colombia".
DISCOVER SOME OF ITS USES
Panela can be used for many recipes and preparations such as:
- Chocolate making and confectionery.
- To sweeten juices.
- As 'a sweetener for hot drinks, such as tea, coffee, hot chocolate and herbal infusions.
- As a refreshing drink when added to water and lemon.
- To make fruit and vegetable conserves.
- For industrial use as a sweetener.
|PRESENTATION PACKAGING||1 kg (10 bags per case)|
|SHELF LIFE||2 years|