You can use Panela to give your Cacao just a little bit of a sweet taste. Panela is an unrefined, nutritious raw cane juice product. A 100% natural and raw sweetener. The sugar cane juice (Saccharum officinarum L.) is boiled over low heat and dehydrated through an artisanal process while preserving the essential components of sugar cane, including trace elements, vitamins, amino acids, proteins and antioxidants.
Allowing Panela to retain all of the natural benefits of sugarcane such as calcium, chloride, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, magnesium, iron, manganese, copper, zinc, chromium, cobalt, Vitamins A, Beta Carotene, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic acid and Vitamin C.
Panela and Panela syrup are valued for both their nutritional and medicinal benefits and are considered by many to be a healthy alternative to refined sugar and artificial sweeteners. Due to the natural presence of the sweet molasses, panela has a warm and sweet caramel-like taste. It is a unique food product full of flavors and aromas.