Valimex makes available to its customers the panela: the purest and natural sugar that exists without bleaching and refining. It is made directly from the juice extracted from the sugar cane, preserving intact all the nutritional richness present in the cane. No chemicals, no refining, whitening and sulphation processes are involved in its processing, more than the concentrated natural evaporation of the plant. This product preserves the color and natural flavor of the cane preserving intact all the nutrients: amino acids, essential minerals and antioxidants. Given the controversy over white sugar, Valimex proposes to its customers this alternative.

Traditional sugar does not provide any kind of nutrients for our body, beyond the sucrose itself, and for this reason are considered “empty calories.” In contrast, the panela can be considered a superfood due to its antioxidant capacity, the presence of polyphenols and minerals such as zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and vitamins (A, B, C, D and E).

The panela is widely used as a sweetener for coffee or tea, and is a special ingredient for making chocolates. In the sports field the panela is used as a physical restorative that contributes energy and nutrients. It is also used for the production of ice cream and yogurts as a substitute for sugar and in some countries they even make panela-flavored ice creams. Although the panela can resemble brown sugar, the brown sugar has more similarities with white sugar than with the panela: just check its taste!

It is also highly recommended for the manufacture of infant feeding. Valimex proposes to its clients also to use the panela for the elaboration of confectionery, cookies, sweets, juices, drinks and soft drinks.