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  • Rapadura Sugar - 500g


    Recognised for unique caramel flavour, fine grain texture and golden colour

    Why we source and supply Rapadura Sugar...

    For many years, Cyndi has recommended including natural sugar as part of a healthy diet. Our organic Rapadura Sugar is unrefined cane sugar sourced from the Valle region in Western Columbia. It is pressed and naturally dried at low temperatures to maintain nutritional properties and there is no other processing involved, unlike other sugars that can be highly processed, refined and bleached. 

    Also available in 1kg bag and 2kg bag

    $2.10 / 100g (Serving size 4g)



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    Benefits of Rapadura Sugar

    * Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free, Egg Free, Grain Free, Vegan

    Premium quality sugars such as Rapadura sugar are not a health hazard; on the contrary, they are health giving.  Rapadura sugar is by far the best sugar you can buy.

    • Unrefined cane sugar made from 100% organic sugar
    • Contains no chemicals or anti-caking agents
    • Unique caramel flavour, fine grain texture, beautiful golden colour
    • Pressed and naturally dried at low temperatures, allowing sugar to maintain all nutritional properties
    • Can be used in place of white, raw or brown sugar in any recipe

    What is Rapadura?

    Rapadura is the pure juice extracted from the sugar cane (using a press), which is then evaporated over low heats, whilst being stirred with paddles, then ground to produce a grainy sugar. It has not been cooked at high heats nor spun to change it into crystals and the molasses has not been separated from the sugar.  It is produced organically, and does not contain chemicals or anti-caking agents.

    'Rapadura' can also be called Panela, Raspadura, Chancaca or Piloncillo, depending on where it is made.

    Rapadura is a whole food product which can vary according to sugar cane variety, soil type and weather. This is why one batch of Rapadura may be lighter or darker than the last batch.

    Because Rapadura is not separated from the molasses and is not subject to being heated at high temperatures, (it is dehydrated at a low heat), the vitamins and minerals have been retained.

    To read the differences between rapadura sugar and white sugar, and the technical data sheet for rapadura sugar - select the Nutritional Info Tab above or click here.

    Rapadura syrup - know as Maleo

    Maleo syrup is made by combining filtered water with Changing Habits Rapadura Sugar. It is heated on a very low temperature so as not to destroy any of the nutrition. Use this syrup in baking, smoothies and in raw desserts. 

    Use 2 cups of Rapadura sugar to 1 cup of water - dissolve in a saucepan on low heat or in Thermomix for 5 minutes at 50 degrees C. Pour into glass jar and store in fridge.



    Changing Habits Rapadura Sugar is available in 500g, 1kg and 2kg bags

    The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information contained regarding this product is intended for education and information purposes only. This information is not intended to be used to diagnose, prescribe or replace medical care. The product described herein is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, mitigate or prevent any disease. Please refer to our Disclaimer regarding our products.
    If you are unused to the grainy texture of Rapadura, it can be ground in the Thermomix (or a powerful blender) to a fine powder to help it dissolve better. Rapadura can be used cup for cup as an alternative to sugar in all your baking and cooking

    In Colombia, Rapadura is not only used as a sweetener for cooking and baking, it is also dissolved in water, ice is added along with a  squeeze of lemon then served as an energy boosting summer drink.  On cold nights, the same recipe applies using hot water.

    Differences in Sugars

    'Raw' sugar is not really raw - it has been heated at high temperatures and a lot of the minerals and vitamins are gone.It's better than refined sugar because it has a little of the molasses still clinging to it. Some sugar is sold as 'organic' raw sugar, and people think this means it's unrefined - all it really means is that it's grown with organic agricultural methods, then refined as usual... the juice (molasses) has been mostly removed, and there's not really much goodness in it.

    White sugar is refined much further... the raw sugar is centrifuged again, then the crystals are dissolved, boiled, and crystallized again into white sugar, and any lingering goodness has completely disappeared.

    Brown sugar is just white sugar mixed with molasses.

    View the Data Sheet for rapadura sugar by clicking HERE.
    View the Organic Certificate for rapadura sugar by clicking HERE

    FREE Rapadura Sugar & Seaweed Salt Teleseminar with Cyndi O'Meara

    Want to learn even more about this amazing product as well as the all natural seaweed salt? You can  listen to a free teleseminar recording with Cyndi O'Meara answering all the questions & myths about salt & sugar. Simply click on the link below to download.

    Rapadura Sugar & Seaweed Salt Teleseminar Recording with Cyndi O'Meara (mp3)

    To see further Q & A on our salt & sugar click here to view

    Choc Chia Seed Cake



    1. Preheat oven to 160C fan forced.

    2. Line a spring form baking tin with baking paper.

    3. Soak chia seed in water for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    4. Place cacoa, butter eggs, almond meal, sugar, salt and bicarb in bowl and wisk for 1 minute.

    5. Add chia jelly and whisk until combined.

    6. Pour into prepared baking tin.

    7. Bake 40 minutes, take out of oven and let stand for further 10 minutes.

    8. Remove from baking tin and cool on wire rack.

    9. Serve with fresh fruit and natural yogurt.


    Serves 4

    • 1/2 cup Changing Habits Rapadura Sugar
    • 1/2 cup boiling filtered water
    • 2 1/2 cups filtered water
    • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (from Meyer lemons if possible)
    • Fresh mint to decorate


    1. Dissolve sugar in boiling water and cool.

    2. Stir together sugar syrup, water and lemon juice.

    3. Pour over ice cubes and serve with a sprig of mint