That’s Right – Blackstrap Molasses!

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'Boost your energy with molasses. Not only does it taste good, its also a rich source of iron, (one tablespoon contains 4.5gms of iron), which means its particularly good for pregnant or menstruating women, vegetarians and people suffering from anemia. It’s much healthier than many other sources of iron because it is low in calories and completely fat free. Molasses is also a rich source of calcium which strengthens bones, teeth and heart muscles. It’s also rich in copper, manganese and potassium.

What is blackstrap molasses and what is the difference between regular molasses and blackstrap molasses? Regular molasses is the first or second boiling of cane sugar syrup while blackstrap is the third boiling of the syrup. Iron levels appear to increase 5% in the 3rd boiling.'


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