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

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