What is panela?

It is a 100% natural alternative to sugar with a great taste, fluffy texture and full of vitamins and minerals. Use in your coffee for a real Colombian Café Campesino, in your cakes and jams, your morning porridge…and then your evening cocktail! It all goes better with Pura Panela.

Our products

100% natural

Ideal to sweeten any food or drink. Healthier and a balanced alternative to processed sugar. Use it creatively.
Traditional refreshing Colombian drink. Natural source of energy. Ideal with Colombian rum.
Traditional refreshing real fruit drink with a cinnamon kick. Just add rum for the perfect latin cocktail.

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Pura Panela could be the lifestyle change you need! A way to keep your sweet tooth without doing so much damage. It is a natural dehydrated juice from the sugar cane achieved through a completely rustic and artisan process – no fancy machines here. Panela is completely natural. No chemicals or additives added. Therefore it preserves all of the vitamins and minerals present in the sugar cane instead of getting rid of them through a mechanic centrifugal process like refined sugars do.

So, white sugar is even bleached to achieve that colour. White or refined sugar gives your body empty calories – rubbish! Whereas Panela, being natural, gives your body slower, released energy.

BETTER for you, BETTER for them, BETTER for the environment…

BETTER FOR YOU!

It is a natural source of: • Energy • Trace minerals • Vitamins • Protein • Amino acids • Antioxidants

Potassium and magnesium neutralise excessive acidity. One of the main causes of tooth decay. Use Panela instead of sugar and feel the difference!

BETTER for you, BETTER for them, BETTER for the environment…

BETTER FOR THEM!

It is a sustainable product for the Colombian farming communities who produce it. Panela is one of the most traditional agricultural industries with over 300,000 families making their living with their ‘trapiches’ producing Panela. The majority are small, family owned business in rural communities. We are working towards direct trade relationships with these farming communities.

BETTER for you, BETTER for them, BETTER for the environment…

BETTER FOR THE ENVIVOREMENT!

Pura Panela has a lower environmental footprint compared to refined sugar. It is CO2 neutral: low thermal energy cost as the pressed and milled sugarcane (‘bagazo’) obtained in the processing of Panela is used for thermal energy in its production. Plus its water neutral as rainwater is used for the cultivation and production of Panela.

About Us

Pura Panela distributes panela in the UK and developing healthy products using panela (of course!). We are a small business based in the heart of tropical Sheffield. No really it is…haven’t you been? It’s just like Colombia… Anyway, over the past year we have been selling our lovely, tasty sweet stuff in local shops and food festivals. We are currently working on a range of healthy panela-based products. You’re going to love them! But we can’t tell you about them just yet…

Wholesale

Pura Panela sells and distribute Panela in bulk connecting the producers to the consumers. We are aiming to transform the food industry encouraging the use of Panela instead of sugar.

Please contact our founder, Natalia, if you want to sell, distribute or use Panela instead of sugar in your industry or product. natalia@purapanela.com

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Address: University of Sheffield Enterprise Zone 210 Portobello Sheffield South Yorkshire S1 4AE, United Kingdom
Natalia Welch
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