Blackstrap molasses is a thick dark syrup left after the extraction of sugar from sugar cane. The roots of the sugar cane run a long way into the soil, and have received a broad spectrum of minerals and trace elements.
It is a 100% natural product extracted from sugar cane as a by-product of sugar production.
After every extraction, ratio of sugar in molasses is reduced and, on the other hand, concentration of substances beneficial for the human body, especially minerals, increases. Sugar cane molasses after the final third extraction – professionally called Blackstrap – has the lowest content of sugar and the highest possible ratio of valuable substances.
Molasses has a bitter-sweet flavour, and is a popular health food due to its high levels of iron, manganese, copper, potassium and magnesium.
Blackstrap offers a well-balanced composition of minerals, especially calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphor, potassium and sodium and vitamins B. Present are also other nutritional substances – copper, zinc, inositol, vitamin C, pantothenic acid, folic acid, some amino acids and other valuable nutrients.
Calcium contained in the Blackstrap molasses has a positive effect on maintaining healthy bones, teeth and on muscular functions, blood coagulation and transfer of neurons.
In general, iron is in short supply in our diet and molasses is an excellent source with almost 100% absorbability. Organic Blackstrap molasses is then suitable for everyone who requires increased intake of iron. Molasses enhances production of red blood cells and haemoglobin, is important for oxygen transport and energy metabolism and suppresses fatigue and exhaustion.
Nutritional Information Per 100g
- Energy 961kJ
- Protein 0g
- Fat 0g
- Carbohydrates 59.36g out of which:
-Sugars 41.79 g
- Salt 0mg
- Calcium 839.5mg
- Manganese 2.57mg
- Iron 17.07mg
- Potassium 2432.64mg
- Copper 2mg
* Based on internet research, users should do their own research before buying this product.