What is blackstrap molasses?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine
Blackstrap molasses, as its name suggests, is molasses that is dark brown, almost black, in hue.

Molasses is the syrupy dark liquid that comes from processing raw sugar into its more refined form. Blackstrap molasses is produced in the third cycle of boiling the sugar syrup. Once the sugar's sucrose has been crystallized, the syrup becomes more concentrated.

Featuring a robust bittersweet flavor, blackstrap molasses helps create the distinctive taste of baked beans and gingerbread.
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