Blackstrap molasses is a sweet syrup made from boiling sugar cane juice. The third boiling produces the darker, more bitter blackstrap molasses.

Health considerations

Blackstrap molasses is a more concentrated source of vitamins and minerals. It is a source of iron, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, selenium, and B vitamins.

Keep in mind

When producing blackstrap molasses, some sucrose is often removed by processors for use as table sugar. This reduces the relative sucrose content somewhat, though sugar remains.

May be found in

Baked goods, gingerbread, barbecue sauce, sauces, cookies, cakes, pies, pumpkin pie


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