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Used in baking as a sugar substitute and as a healthy supplement, blackstrap molasses is slightly more nutritious than other varieties and has an intense robust flavor and dark color. Golden Barrel Blackstrap Molasses is a good source of natural iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
|Used in baking as a sugar substitute and as a healthy supplement, blackstrap molasses is slightly more nutritious than other varieties and has an intense robust flavor and dark color. Golden Barrel Blackstrap Molasses is a good source of natural iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Molasses is basically a plant juice derived from sugar cane and thereby takes its place among the fruits, vegetables, and herbs that are truly "Nature’s Medicines".|
|I used to be a teacher and sometimes when I blog I like to dust off that old teacher hat and give a little lesson. Today is one of those days. I love learning about beneficial/healthful things and passing that knowledge along to others. So today’s lesson is about the benefits of blackstrap molasses (or
as we affectionately refer to it in our house–‘strap).
Blackstrap molasses is a viscous substance, which means it has a thick, sticky consistency that’s between a solid and liquid. It is derived from sugar cane. Sugar cane, after it’s been harvested, is then boiled. That first boiling produces white refined sugar as well as a cane syrup, which can be made into a sweeter baking molasses. After several more boilings, what is left from the sugar cane and what is loaded with all the nutritional benefits of the sugar cane is blackstrap molasses. It contains all the minerals and nutrients absorbed by the plant and is also the highest and most nutritious grade of molasses. Molasses has a very stable shelf life and rarely ever goes bad (unless contaminated by something dirty). Golden Barrel has given their molasses a shelf life of 4 years even after it’s been opened. As a matter of fact, a bottle of molasses that was dated 12 years old was just tested in the Quality Control lab at Golden Barrel and was found to be in perfectly usable condition! (We don’t recommend keeping yours for 12 years) Just be sure to always store molasses in a cool, dry place (It is NOT necessary to store in the refrigerator, as some people suggest).