What are the SDG?

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In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, an action plan for people, planet and prosperity, which also aims to strengthen universal peace and access to justice. The United Nations Member States adopted a resolution recognizing that the greatest challenge in the world today is the eradication of poverty … Read more

The production of panela in Colombia

For centuries, panela was a handcrafted product that had no added value or technological changes in its production process. The traditional productive factory of panela is known as «trapiche». Colombia is the second largest producer after India. It is also the first country in the world of panela consumption per capita, with 34. 2 kg … Read more

Heincke moved by passion- Dinero magazine

In one of the recent publications of the magazine Dinero, panela is shown as one of the opportunities for entrepreneurship in Colombia. In this article called “Panela: una oportunidad para emprender” Fernando Heincke CEO of the company Heincke, had the opportunity to tell the origin and growth he has had as an entrepreneur during his … Read more

What is the process of solid panela?

There are six key steps during the panela production. They are as it follows: 1. Sugar cane maturity and cutting When the cane is mature (between 10 and 20 months after having been planted) and contains the ideal quantity of sugars (sucrose) required for the production of panela. This is the moment when farmers proceed … Read more

Let’s stay calm and responsible

First of all, we want to invite everyone to stay calm and take advantage of this moment. We are presented an opportunity to enjoy our time at home while we continue with our responsibilities. Likewise, we suggest to consciously implement the health guidelines presented by the health care administration such as: hand washing and avoiding … Read more

Fernando Heincke, and his agricultural revolution

Fernando Heincke, a businessman from Bogota and CEO of the company that bears his surname, has been considered one of the most visionary entrepreneurs of the recent generation. Within its marketing model this company seeks to benefit and bring value to Colombian farmers leading them towards international markets. During the latest special conducted by the … Read more

Climate change and sugarcane

The constant increase in temperature and the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere are manifestations of climate change today. We have been noticing its effect with periods of greater heat and important changes in the amount of rain in the year. Both factors affect both humans and agriculture, and sugar cane has been no exception … Read more

The largest organic fair internationally and our panela

We arrived at Biofach 2020 with a differential factor, being able to provide the traceability of a product by reading the QR code, thus becoming the first company able to offer a product with these characteristics. Our brand stood out for its constant innovation and our social compromise along the way. Within the framework of … Read more

Healthy gums with sugar cane

Recent studies show that the consumption of sugar cane contributes to the improvement of our oral health. Its juice prevents the development of the annoying cavities and keeps our gums on point. Its regular consumption eliminates the incubation of malignant bacteria that affect our oral health. By implementing this habit, we can make our teeth … Read more

Lifestyle and nutrition

Free access to information is a fact, we can learn almost everything in the internet. It is our choice to learn what actually can benefit us, especially regarding nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. Here are a few tips to avoid making mistakes in our path to a healthy living: Immediate results premises: this products are … Read more

Homemade mask for smooth and clear skin

Ingredients: Raw sugar cane granulated (panela) Lemon juice Preparation In a cup, mix the ingredients until it forms a smooth consistency. Apply the mixture to clean face. Let it sink for 15 minutes. Remove it with warm water and continue with your beauty night routine. Repeat 1 to 2 times a week for oily skin … Read more

Biodegradable materials made with sugar cane scraps

Brazil, Mexico and Perú were the first to use sugar cane scraps as a by-product. Creating biodegradable packaging is a sustainable mechanism that Colombia has been recently implementing. The scraps or “bagazo” usage is a way of recycling, it is the shell left of sugar cane after the juice extraction. Another way this material is … Read more

Best sugar substitutes: Discover these 3 alternatives

There are different natural sweeteners that can serve you to replace the sugar. Whether you have run out of sugar or simply want to stop drinking white sugar, here are some alternatives. Eating too much sugar is not good for your health and that is why many people use artificial sweeteners to consume fewer calories, … Read more

Raw sugar is a must have in your beauty routine

Here are three beauty benefits for you: Moisture Sugar is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the environment into the skin. So when you apply products with sugar or sugar derivatives, they’ll actually help hydrate your skin. Cell turover Raw sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid(AHA) that penetrates … Read more

The secret of Rigoberto Urán, Egan Bernal, Nairo Quintana and ‘Superman´ López: Panela as a source of energy

This national product is one of the keys that Colombian ‘beetles’ use to have outstanding performances in Europe. Colombia has been characterized as one of the countries that has brought the best cyclists to professionalism in last years. The work of runners like Rigoberto Urán and Nairo Quintana is highlighted in the main international competitions. … Read more

Pork chops with pear and panela

Chef: Ensumesa Team Pork chops are a cross section of tenderloin that includes the rib bone. Grilled or baked, the chops are delicious with fruit and honey-based sauces. Ingredients 8 pork chops 2 firm pears 1 tablespoon butter 4 tablespoons grated panela 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons soy sauce 3 tablespoons olive oil … Read more

Panela, one of the engines of the agricultural economy

Not only sugar is produced from that tall and tall stem of the cane, it is a plant that offers different uses. Its cultivation generates permanent employment, contributes to economic development, contributes to social stability and becomes one of the crops that works and is committed to caring for the environment and sustainability. Its permanent … Read more

Panela contributes to medicine

According to studies carried out by the program of Agroindustrial Processes of CORPOICA and the School of Medicine Juan N. Corpas, it was proved that panela is a natural cicatrizant. Through this scientific advance the healing benefits of panela cease to be a traditional belief and is now recognized as a naturopathic medicine. This product … Read more

Panela, the new star among sweeteners

Nowadays, panela is taking a lot of presence in the international market, which should be generating interest in small farmers. The world is converging to healthy eating and panela with all its nutritional advantages, its organic value and that idea of ​​being «natural sweetener», has to hold on. Unlike processed sugar, panela is a type … Read more

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