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Rapadura is a Portugese name for evaporated or dehydrated Sugar Cane Juice, essentially an unrefined Sugar that is thought to be healthier to consume than refined sugar or High Fructose Corn Syrup.

Rapadura has a darker color and a grainier texture than refined sugar and is evaporated at a loer temperature than Jaggery.

Rapadura is not equivalent to SucanatTurbinado or other Organic Raw Sugars which are spun in a centrifuge to separate the Sugar crystals and the Molasses before they are re-blended.

Rapadura is common in Latin American countries such as Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela (where it is known as papelón) and the Caribbean.


Rapadura is made by extracting Sugar Cane Juice from Sugar Cane and then evaporating the water from the juice by stirring it over Low Heat. The result is a hard block of unrefined sugar. Rapadura is sometimes sold as a block but is more commonly ground up.

Gluten Free


Low Fat


Low Calorie