The Benefits of Adding Blackstrap Molasses to Your Diet
Blackstrap Molasses Nutrition Information
White cane sugar is the source of blackstrap molasses. But unlike white cane sugar, blackstrap molasses has many health benefits.
- Boosts the immune system
- Helps with menstrual problems
- Reduces the risk of colon cancer
- Prevents migraines
- Improves bone density
- Neutralizes high blood pressure
- Helps keep the heart healthy
- Helps to maintain strong teeth
- Helps with constipation
- Helps relieve stiff joints
- Helps shrink or eliminate fibroids
- Boosts energy
- Helps with acne
- Returns gray hair to its normal color
- Strengthens and thickens new hair growth
- Helps relieve the pain and itching of hemorrhoids
- Helps reduce sugar cravings
Blackstrap molasses is also one of the richest sources of natural dietary iron and is the source of several other vitamins and minerals.
One tablespoon of blackstrap molasses daily provides up to 20% of the recommended daily value of the following nutrients:
- Phosphoric acid
- All of the B vitamins (with the exception of vitamin B1).
Different Types of Blackstrap Molasses
Blackstrap molasses comes from the third boiling of the sugar cane.
Sulfured blackstrap molasses is the product of young (green) sugar cane with sulfur dioxide added as a preservative.
Unsulfured blackstrap molasses is the product of mature sugar cane. The quality of blackstrap molasses depends on the sugar cane maturity and also the extraction process used.
Easy Ways to Add Some Blackstrap Molasses To Your Diet
- Mix 1 teaspoon in 6 ounces of hot water
- Add a teaspoon to your coffee or hot tea
- Add a teaspoon to a smoothie
- Molasses Milk:
1 Tablespoon Blackstrap Molasses
8 ounces Milk
- Very hot water (enough to cover the molasses)
Add molasses to a glass and add hot water to cover the molasses.
Stir until the molasses is dissolved.
Add ice and then top off with milk.
- Molasses cookies
Soft Chewy Cookie
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
2/3 cup canola (or other) oil
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
2 cups all- purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cloves
1 Tablespoon water
Mix oil and sugar and beat well.
Add egg and beat well.
Stir in molasses,flour, baking soda and spices.
If needed add more flour by Tablespoon until dough is firm.
Shape into walnut sized balls.
Roll each ball in additional sugar.
Place balls 3 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.
Bake approximately 8 minutes. Watch for the tops to crack.