Molasses is the byproduct of the refinement of sugar cane. the first phase of refining produces cane syrup. The second phase results in called, ironically, "second Molasses". Second Molasses is slightly bitter.
The final is called Blackstrap Molasses. Supposedly a slew of "good For You" vitamins are very concentrated in this type. commonly, Used in cooking, or in my case, as a substitute for sugar in my coffee.
Here is what the Whole Foods Website says about Molasses.
"Because of the superior mineral content of blackstrap molasses we prefer this version of the product. You'll find significant amounts of calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium and selenium in blackstrap molasses.
A secondary issue is related to the use of sulfur during sugar cane processing. Sulfur dioxide can be used for a variety of reasons during the processing of sugar cane or the production of molasses. Most commonly, sulfur dioxide is used to lighten the color of the molasses or to help extend its shelf life. It may also be used to help with the processing of sugar cane when the cane has been harvested at an early stage. We've been unable to find research studies showing direct benefits or direct health risks in connection with the sulfuring of molasses. In principle, it would make sense to us that a sugar cane allowed to sun-ripen and develop would make for a more natural food product than a sugar cane that was harvested at an early stage. We do know that there is a relationship in sulfur metabolism between sulfur dioxide and sulfites, and that sulfur dioxide has been identified as a key problematic substance involved with allergic reaction to sulfite in foods. This connection between sulfur dioxide and food sulfite reactions raises some questions for us about the desirability of a food processed with the addition of sulfur dioxide. "
Here is a link to their page. http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=dailytip&dbid=88
Molasses (Unsulphered) 1 Quart, packed on premisis
- Brand: Nhcountrystore
- Product Code: molasses
- Reward Points: 200
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