* Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free, Egg Free, Grain Free, Vegan
Our story… 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.
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.
Rapadura syrup – known 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.
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