CaneRite™ Panela is an unrefined, free-flowing powder made from the freshly squeezed juice of the whole cane plant. It is our variation on a traditional product known around the world, which goes by many names, such as rapadura (Brazil), piloncillo (Mexico), jaggery (India, Pakistan, Kenya), and kokuto (Japan). “Panela” is the name used in Spanish-speaking South America, where we source the product.


  • Retains the nutrients of the plant it came from, including magnesium, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron and zinc
  • Offers a mellow sweetness comparable to that of brown sugar with a hint of earthy, dark-caramel notes
  • Stored and sold in an innovative, easy-to-use, soluble powder (rather than its traditional packaging in the form of bricks)

CaneRite™ Panela is perfectly suited for:

  • Cookies
  • Caramel Popcorn
  • BBQ sauce
  • Snack coating
  • Bars
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Muffins
  • Foods needing caramel notes

is non-GMO verified and can be certified organic. It is gluten-free and compatible with a vegan diet.

CaneRite™ Panela is sourced from sustainable farms in Ecuador that have been recognized internationally for their development of innovative methods of organic farming. Officially known as the ReBird—Avez Project, this initiative fosters the protection and propagation of native bird and insect species and utilizes them as protection against pests, thereby allowing the farmers to forego pesticides.

Product Customization

Whatever the application, our highly skilled food technologists help customers create the best natural sweetener solution for their specific needs.

All products available Certified Organic. We also ship internationally.