What is the difference between Molasses and Blackstrap Molasses?

molasses vs blackstrap molasses

All molasses used in cooking and baking is made while processing sugarcane to make sugar. 

Molasses, an extremely viscous syrup, comes from earlier stages in the sugarcane juice processing. The sugarcane juice is clarified, and boiled so that the water content evaporates, turning the juice into thick cane syrup molasses.  It is commonly used as an ingredient in baking, marinades, rubs and sauces, or even as a topping on toast or oatmeal. When added, it can make cookies softer or breads crustier. Dhampur Green Molasses is the highest quality, unsulphured, sun-ripened sugarcane molasses. It contains no preservatives, artificial flavors or artificial colors and is fat-free, gluten-free, GMO-free.

Blackstrap molasses is what is left of boiled sugarcane juice at the end of the sugar extraction process. It remains after the third time the sugarcane juice is boiled. It is highly concentrated and caramelized sugarcane juice from which all the extractable sugar has been removed. Blackstrap molasses has been cooked the longest, which means that it is the most heavily caramelized. Blackstrap molasses contains higher vitamin and mineral content as compared to all the types of molasses since it has been concentrated the most by the three boilings. Dhampur Green Blackstrap Molasses is the highest quality, unsulphured, sun-ripened sugarcane molasses. It contains no preservatives, artificial flavors or artificial colors and is fat-free, gluten-free, GMO-free.

Note: Blackstrap molasses has been reported to turns gray hair back to its original colour. Many people claim to have reversed their gray hair with it. This may be due to the copper content, as copper deficiency can lead to prematurely gray hair. However, medical recommendation must be resorted to, for using any food product for medicinal purposes. Dhampur Green does not recommend any of its products as a medicinal authority.


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