To sweeten foodstoday there are sugar substitutes that are natural and that they are more nutritious than white sugar. This is the case of the panela, a natural sweetener that comes from the sugar cane, but that is not refined: take naturally to it, as well, to preserve to the maximum their properties.
Panela is, today, a product widely consumed in Latin america and, now, is coming to our country. That is why in this article we are going to discover what is the panela and what are its benefits:

What is the panelâ?

Sugar cane is a natural sweetener derived from sugar cane, but not processed; therefore, unlike white sugar, sugar cane not only provides us with sucrose, but also provides us with nutrients such as:

  • Glucose
  • Fructose
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Less calories

Therefore, this option is becoming more consumed of sugar as usual, since it has more benefits for our body. Then, we know.

Benefits of sugar cane for the health

To be a product that is more natural, sugar cane offers us a greater amount of benefits to health. Here is a complete list:

Energy swift and immediate. Thanks to their contribution in fructose and sucrose, this food is rich in carbohydrates which provide us with energy at the moment.

Rich in vitamins. Another of the benefits of the panela is that it is a food rich in vitamins A, B, C, D, and E.

High intake of minerals. It also gives us interesting minerals optimal for our body such as iron, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, or magnesium.

Ideal for bone health. Because sugar cane is rich in calcium, it is a perfect food to protect our bones and teeth.

Treatment for anemia. Thanks to its broad input in nutrients, the sugar cane is usually recommended when you suffer from anemia or lack of iron in the body.

It strengthens our defenses. Panela has a contribution of vitamins and minerals so important that we help to improve the immune system in a natural way.

Reduces the glucose level in the blood. And, finally, another of the benefits of the panela is that it is a food that sweetens the meals of natural and healthy way, so that glucose in the blood is reduced substantially.

The industry of sugar cane in Peru and the world

Peru has been experiencing a great development in the production of panela, mainly in the area of sierra de la Region Piura.

Sugar cane, as it happened to be, more than 15 years ago, a marginal product, and of very low value in the local markets, to be a product technologically improved in its processing, quality and presentation, which has allowed it to be highly demanded in the international markets.

During 2021, the exports of this product is increased by 50 percent. Experts agree that the high demand of this product in the area of fair trade and organic production have allowed the chain of production of panela granulated overcome and continue to grow due to the high demand that exists at the global level.