DESCRIPTION: Not all molasses is created equal! Blackstrap Molasses is the residue remaining after the third and final boiling, and as a result, it’s thicker, darker, and more nutritious than any other molasses! It also has a much stronger flavor and lower sugar content. Basically, as refined sugar is extracted, all of the nutrients originally present are concentrated in this final product, blackstrap molasses!
Speaking of nutrition facts, let’s take a look at just what blackstrap molasses has to offer. One tablespoon (21 grams) contains only 47 calories, but packs a huge nutritional punch in Iron, Calcium, Copper, Manganese, Magnesium, Potassium, B vitamins, including B6 and smaller amounts of B2 and B3 and more! How’s that for an impressive nutrient lineup? Blackstrap molasses has over five times as much iron as steak and 1.5 times as much calcium as cheese (per calorie). There aren’t many foods that can boast those kinds of micronutrient levels!
Historically, blackstrap molasses has been used not only as a cooking ingredient, but also medicinally. Thanks to its specific array of nutrients (at significant levels for human health), molasses helps support a number of body processes. Plantation Blackstrap Molasses is also unsulfured, meaning it is considered higher quality and better tasting. So, let’s not be afraid of adding this nutrient-dense food to our diets! Plantation Blackstrap Molasses is a micronutrient powerhouse that can provide high levels of key nutrients at a low calorie cost.
INGREDIENTS: Unsulfured Blackstrap Molasses.
PRODUCT DETAILS: Refrigeration is not necessary. Unsulfured which means the molasses has been processed without sulfur dioxide (a bleaching and antimicrobial agent). Sulfur is sometimes used in molasses to extend its shelf life and kill bacteria and mold, and assist in processing sugarcane that’s been harvested at an early stage (opposed to fully sun-ripened sugarcane). But, it can also be allergenic (especially to people sensitive to sulfites) and alters the taste of the molasses, giving it a chemical flavor (no thank you). Plantation Blackstrap Molasses is a micronutrient powerhouse that can provide high levels of key nutrients at a low calorie cost.