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  • n. An unrefined sugar product typical of Central and South America, which is basically a solid piece of sucrose and fructose obtained from the boiling and evaporation of sugarcane.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See the extract.


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  • Also FWIW my wife has always thought them to be interchangeable and that panela is also used in some areas.

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  • This is panela country (an area that produces panela, which is basically a loaf of unrefined sugar), where, as Patricia says, you can meet people who are very hardworking and innovative who "put our shoulders toward the sun."

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  • If you can't find melaza, try asking around for miel de panela espesa or jarabe de piloncillo.


  • The festival offers not only typical Mexican cheeses, such as ranchero, panela and manchego, but locally produced versions of French and Middle Eastern cheeses.

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  • Instead of the "melting" cheeses, which melt so easily because of their high fat content, use fresh white cheeses like queso fresco, requesón and panela.

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  • There are also tables where townspeople line up to buy regional treats such as empanadas - pastry turnovers stuffed with sweetened condensed milk, freshly made panela cheese and a sweet made from tuna, the fruit of the nopal or prickly pear cactus.

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  • Są one prawie całkowicie gołe oprócz panela, który jest wspólny dla nich wszystkich.

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  • Between Bogota and Honda, after Villeta, you get sugar cane regions: the slopes covered with them, the long fronds spread like fans; the roadside shacks that sell panela (brown sugar in cakes) in all shapes and derivations; and perhaps because of the abundant water, a thriving truck-washing industry.

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  • We noticed that no matter what level of restaurant, from street-side dining to white table cloth establishments, all moquecas and feijoadas in Salvador are served in panela de barro - rustic, hand-thrown clay dishes.

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  • Jaggery is similar to panela and piloncillo, other Latin American forms of sugar, so it can be used in recipes calling for those, such as cafe de olla.

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