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Panela Glossary

Alphabetical list of terms related to non centrifugal sugar. Any suggestions? Please write us at info@panelamonitor.org.

B

Brown sugar
Brown sugar is a sucrose sugar product with a distinctive brown color due to the presence of molasses. It is either an unrefined or partially refined soft sugar consisting of sugar crystals with some residual molasses content, or it is produced by the addition of molasses to refined white sugar.

C

Chancaca
Name of panela in Perú, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile

D

Demerara
Demerara sugar is a type of unrefined non-centrifugal sugar with a large grain and a pale to golden yellow color. Similar to Khandsari

G

Gur
See "Jaggery".

J

Jaggery (Also Gur)
Jaggery (also transliterated as jaggeree) is a traditional unrefined non-centrifugal sugar consumed in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.It is a concentrated product of cane juice or other suggary plant juices without separation of the molasses and crystals, and can vary from golden brown to dark brown in color. Equivalent to panela.

K

Khandsari
Traditional Indian sugar, with low degree of refining by centrifugation
Kokuto
Traditional unrefined no-centrifugal sugar from Okinawa, Japan

M

Massecuite
A suspension of sugar crystals in syrup produced in a sugar factory
Muscovado
Muscovado is a type of unrefined brown sugar with a strong molasses flavor. Also known as "Barbados sugar" or "moist sugar", muscovado is very dark brown and slightly coarser and stickier than most brown sugars. Muscovado takes its flavor and color from its source, sugarcane juice.

P

Panela
Panela is a traditional unrefined non-centrifugal sugar, typical of Central and South America, obtained from the boiling and evaporation of sugarcane juice. Equivalent to jaggery. Presented in solid or granulated form
Papelón
Name of panela in Venezuela and parts of Colombia
Piloncillo
Name of panela in Mexico

R

Rapadura, Raspadura
Name of panela in Brazil and some regions of the Caribbean and Central America

T

Tapa de Dulce
Name of panela in Costa Rica
Turbinado
Turbinado is a golden coloured natural brown sugar produced by extracting the juice from sugar cane, heating it to evaporate water and crystallise the sugar, then spinning in a centrifuge to remove some impurities and further dry the sugar. It is mainly produced In the United States, after the centrifuges or turbines in which it is spun, and most turbinado sugar is produced in Hawaii, often sold as an organic product. Similar to Khandsari