How Best to Use Molasses in Porridge and Other Food
Molasses in Porridge and Other Food
A spoonful of dark, nutritious blackstrap molasses in a bowl of porridge, muesli or rice pudding, can transform the taste and help boost your energy for the day. It could also help if you are on a low calorie diet. Plus you can use molasses in baking to help give depth and texture to breads and cakes.
Watching that slow flow of rich brown liquid sugar from silver spoon to breakfast bowl is a special treat. Use it wisely however - although unrefined it is still a sugar and should not be used by diabetics.
Molasses not only tastes good, it's packed with health giving minerals, vitamins and other essential organic compounds vital for growth and strength. Take a look at the list a little later in this article, you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Three Essential Minerals For Strength
- helps prevent weakness and irritability
- strengthens nerve and muscle cells
- helps with intestinal processes
- strengthens bones
- helps control harmful free radicals
- helps vitamin metabolism
- helps keep blood pressure stable
- helps nutrients into cells
- aids cell waste removal
These health benefits are based on the correct daily amounts of mineral consumed. Care must be taken never to exceed recommended amounts.
Minerals in 100g Molasses(from nutritiondata.self.com)
% Daily Recommendation
Porridge Oats Analysis
Molasses and porridge are a perfect partnership tastewise. They also provide an excellent start to the day nutritionally. Here is a breakdown for porridge oats:
For 60g oats
- 220 calories
- 4.8g of total fat which is ..............8% of daily needs
- 37g carbohydrates, ................... 12% "
- 4g fiber, ......................................16% "
- 6.5g of protein
Protein amounts needed vary from person to person. Latest research shows that between 10-35% of daily calorie intake should come from protein,depending on age, sex and activities/work undertaken.
Molasses in Cooking
So, you've decided to use molasses in your porridge but what about using it in other ways? Just look at some of the great recipes this versatile liquid sugar is used in:
Fruit Wedding Cake
Molasses Pumpkin Pie
Root Beer Bread
Southern Cooked Greens
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