Panela, Organic by Just Panela Unrefined Sugar
"Panela is an unrefined sugar product typical of Central and South America, which is obtained from the evaporation of sugarcane. The way cane sugar is supposed to be, Just Panela cane sugar is hand cut, hand kettled, hand crafted. That means no industrial collection or processing. Just Panela cane sugar retains the natural characteristics, knows as “terroir” (pronounced; ‘ter-war’). This means a product of nature retains its taste from the soil, climate, and region from whence it came.
Unlike commercially refined sugars, Just Panela doesn’t undergo the heavily mechanized process that strips away the natural matter from the cane. As a result, it retains the vitamins and minerals inherent to the cane plant itself, including potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, and vitamins A, B, C, D, E. Additionally, Just Panela’s more complex carbohydrates break down slower in your bloodstream, providing sustained energy release preferable for diabetics and athletes."