In response to the numerous requests of our customers asking why is healthier to consume “panela” rather than regular sugar, Valimex will like to contrast in these comparative graphics the nutritional parameters of both products.



The main difference of both products relies in all the natural goodness of minerals and vitamins inherently present in sugarcane juice that are totally stripped out in refined sugar. Panela is pure, unrefined, whole cane sugar that has been boiled in a total natural dehydration process. It’s mainly fructose (more useful to the body than sucrose) and much higher in vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals than unrefined sugar because it isn’t chemically processed.

Regarding the flavor Panela has a fruity, caramel flavor and can be used in baking and hot drinks, or pounded on to yoghurt, ice-creams, or just for sweeten the coffee.

Valimex invite its customers and food industry to add nutritional value and replace the use of common white sugar by applying the benefits of the panela.