An Overview on Panela


1 BSc Student of the Department of Food Science & Technology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Associate Professor of the Department of Food Science & Technology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.


Sugarcane being a rich source of nutrients containing, phytocompounds, unique taste and aroma, where unrefined sugars (e.g. Panela) is produced from it. Panela is non-centrifugal cane sugar (NCS), a high carbohydrate-content food obtained by evaporation of water in sugarcane juice and is known by different name such as jaggery (South Asia), kokuto (Japan), Hakura (Srilanka), rapadura (Brazil), Gur/Desi (Pakistan) and Shekar sorkh/ Tabarzard (north of Iran). Despite the fact that panela has great properties and components, Panela is a relatively unknown product in Iran. According to the following literature review work and analysis provide and gain more information concerned with this product and its functional properties.


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