Panela

It seems that each new thing I’m trying in Colombia share a common thread, high in Vitamin C. And I’ve completely fallen madly for the native organic unrefined sugarcane, panela. Because it hasn’t been cooked down into a thick syrup and stripped of amazing nutrients, panela contains significant amounts of vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and iron–more than most commonly eaten foods. Watch out coconut sugar, you have a new friend that is soon to steal the hearts of healthy lifestyle enthusiasts.