Molasses

Molasses is also known as Black Treacle in the UK, it is mainly made as a by-product during the refining of sugarcane and sugar beets into sugar. You can also get molasses from some fruits like mulberries, pomegranates, dates and grapes. Traditional molasses has a robust flavour and bitter taste so is often used in baking. Unlike sugar and sugar syrup, molasses contains trace amounts of some vitamins and significant amounts of iron, calcium and magnesium.

 

Nutritional Benefits

Iron
  • Contributes to normal energy yielding metabolism
  • Aids in the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • Contributes to red blood cell and haemoglobin formation and the transport of oxygen around the body
  • Contributes to normal immune system function
  • Helps maintain normal cognitive function
Calcium
  • Contributes to normal energy yielding metabolism
  • Contributes to normal muscle function
  • Maintenance of normal teeth and bones
  • Contributes to cell specialisation and division
Magnesium
  • Contributes to normal energy yielding metabolism
  • Helps to maintain normal muscle function
  • Contributes to protein synthesis and cell division
  • Maintains normal hormonal health

 

Risks and Side Effects

There are no risks or side effects associated with molasses.

 

Uses

Used in dark rye breads, baking, biscuits and flapjacks.

 

Different molasses products we have available can be found here.

Recipes using molasses can be found here.

 

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