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What is Panela? Benefits of the Panela

What is Panela? Benefits of the Panela


What is Panela? Benefits of the Panela | Panela, Cane Honey and Cane Derivatives | What is Panela?, Chancaca?, What is Piloncillo?, these and many other questions are usually asked by people having no updated information about this great derivative of sugarcane.

In this post you will know what is Panela? and know your benefits.


What is Panela?

The Panela is the juice of the sugar cane that by successive boiling, loses moisture and after that it is concentrated to form a ductile mass that, when cooled, solidifies into blocks.

To purify the fresh juice of the cane, it is left to decant.

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What is cane honey?

Molasses or cane honey: It is a sweet liquid derived from cane obtained by separating the cane sugar from the sugarcane juice. It contains a lot of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

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Panela has different health benefits, not to mention the quality of food we are consuming, a 100% natural and Colombian sweetener.

There are people who before eating a food look at the nutritional picture and all the properties of a product.

The Quality, the content, whether it is favorite or not, if it is sweet or sour, if it is national or foreign, the time of consumption and many more factors are those that must be taken into account when choosing a product.

Taking aromatic panela brings benefits to your health such as the following:

  • Strengthens the immune system, preventing diseases of the respiratory, urinary system, anemia and rickets; It has a balsamic and expectorant effect in cases of colds; prevents joint diseases and especially osteoporosis of adulthood.
  • It produces a quick supply of energy after an exhausting effort.
  • Scarring, produces a bactericidal action contributing to the restoration of tissues.
  • Hydrates the skin, is used in a mask or by rubbing the body with diluted brown sugar during the shower.
  • Prevents tooth decay in children.

There are many benefits of chancaca, but it also has excellent uses like the ones we will name below:


  • How food
    Fortifying, builder and protector rich in iron, calcium, phosphorus, proteins and vitamins.
  • How sweetener
    In aromatic drinks, tea, coffee, chocolate, juices, among others.
  • In the Food Industry

Cereal, bakery, custard, cookies, energy drinks, among others.

  • Medicinal
    As a hot drink to fight the flu, in a cold drink as an energizer.
  • In Cosmetology
    As masks for skin cleansing or wound healing. Whole glycolic acid nourishes, fortifies and cleanses the skin.

In addition to these uses that you can give the Piloncillo we have some recipes that you can not miss:

In addition to these uses that you can give the Piloncillo we have some recipes that you can not miss:


Among the main minerals that Chancaca contains are; Calcium (Ca), Potassium (K), Magnesium (Mg), Copper (Cu), Iron (Fe) and Phosphorus (P), as well as traces of Fluorine (F) and Selenium (Se).

  • Calcium: contributes to the formation of better teeth and stronger bones, as well as in the prevention of tooth decay, especially in children.
  • Iron: prevents anemia. This nutrient also strengthens the infant’s immune system and prevents diseases of the respiratory and urinary system.
  • Another element that contributes the piloncillo is the phosphorus, important pillar of bones and teeth, participant in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and energy exchanges. Its deficit in inorganic form leads to demineralization of the bones, poor growth in childhood, rickets and osteomalacia.
  • Magnesium: is a fortifier of the nervous system, acts on muscle excitability and serves as an activator of various enzymes such as blood phosphatase. Children who have a normal level of this element are more active.
  • Potassium: is essential in maintaining the balance of intracellular fluid, affects the rhythm of the heart and participates in the regulation of nervous and muscular excitability.

Vitamin A is essential for vision and for the growth of the skeleton and connective tissue and is part of the visual purpura.

Vitamins of complex B such as B1 are involved in the metabolism of acids and lipids. B6 is necessary for the production of red blood cells, participates in the metabolism of essential fatty acids.  

Vitamin D, increases the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the intestine and Vitamin C. It is an antioxidant, because it neutralizes free radicals, it complies with maintaining the intercellular material of cartilage, dentin and bones.


In this section, we are going to talk about Colombia as an exporter of Piloncillo. Being the second country that exports more panela worldwide followed by India.

The first exporter gives a very artisanal use to the chancaca, piloncillo, gur or, in other words, panela.

Within Colombia, the departments that we can find with the highest production of sweet paper or scraping as they say elsewhere are Santander and Cundinamarca followed by Boyaca, the first with 19%, the second with 15% and the last with a percentage of 13% according to the statistics that Fedepanela shows us (The non-profit trade union organization that represents the paneling producers throughout the country).


Cidecolombia as a Chancaca producer, for example, has its own trapiche for the production of this 100% Colombian natural sweetener, which can be used for juices, desserts, beverages and artisanal foods.

It may interest you: Bill 156 of 2018 (Proyecto de Ley 156 de 2018)


What is Gur?, Jaggery?, What is Sweet Cap?

The panela is known in different ways in different parts of the world. For example, in Bolivia, Chile and Peru it is known as “Chancaca“, in Venezuela as “Papelón“, in the Canary Islands it is known as “Rapadura“, in Mexico to the south as Panela, however, to the center and north as it is says “Piloncillo” like the coast of Malaga and Granada, in Argentina they call him Chancaca and “Tableta de Miel de Caña” but in the province of missions they call him “Rapadura”.

In addition, it is known as rapadura in Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador and Guatemala while in Costa Rica it is known as “Tapa de Dulce“; Named as “Dulce de Atado” in El Salvador and as “Panocha” in the Philippines, in Guatemala they call it both rapadura and panela.

But, nevertheless, in Panama it is called “Rapadura” and “Raspadura“, and on the other hand in Laos it is also called “nam” and finally in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka it is called as “Gur” and “Jaggery“.

In conclusion, the Piloncillo has different names, therefore it cannot always be referred to as Panela or Chancaca but as any other name that has been given to it.

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En primer lugar hay que saber que la elaboración de la Chancaca es artesanal y en segundo lugar que está libre de todos los aditivos químicos que se emplean en la fabricación de artículos del azúcar.

Por lo tanto, al ser sometido a la sulfatación, decoloración y filtración, pierde la melaza y del mismo modo con ella todas las sales minerales, aminoácidos y vitaminas que están presentes en el jugo de la caña y en la Chancaca.

Por encima de todo, se mantiene saludable. Del mismo modo, especial para el corazón y el alma para una gran cena.

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