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Is Panela Sugar the same as raw sugar?Updated 2 years ago

No. Raw sugar typically has still been chemically processed (with polyacrylamide, sulphur dioxide and calcium hydroxide). It may also contain anti caking agents and the raw materials may have been sprayed with pesticides. Our Raw Goods Panela is Organically Grown, and has not been subjected to chemical treatment. The product is relatively unrefined – the cane is crushed, then the sugar cane juice is filtered, evaporated to a powder then sieved and baked. Often when Panela is compared to refined sugars, the synthetic taste of refined sugars becomes a lot more noticeable.

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