Organic panela boasts sweeter benefits than sugar

Hasslacher's Colombian organic panela

Move over coconut sugar: Hasslacher's says its new organic sugarcane panela has the same benefits of the tropical ingredient du jour as well as agave and date syrup, and is far more nutritious than standard sugar.

Made on a sustainable farm in Colombia, Hasslacher's panela product (£2.20/200g) is basically pure sugarcane juice that is boiled down, reduced and moulded, retaining the vitamins and minerals that are removed from refined sugar. It also has a low glycemic index and is suitable for cooking, baking and cocktails.