Blackstrap molasses is a power packed juice made from sugar cane. It is a highly concentrated by-product which is obtained from the third boiling of sugarcane syrup after sucrose in sugar is crystallized. Two tablespoons of blackstrap molasses contain 10% of US Recommended Daily Allowance of potassium, iron, manganese, copper, magnesium, calcium and other nutrients and minerals. This natural sweetener can replace table sugar and corn syrup and is highly recommended for cooking and baking or as condiment.
Blackstrap molasses can also cure the following ailments: cancerous tumors, fibroid tumors, anxiety, edema, heart palpitations, arthritic pain, joint pain, acne, high blood pressure, digestive problems, menstrual symptoms including cramping and mood swings, prevention of osteoporosis, etc. The vitamins and minerals found in blackstrap molasses have many benefits.
Magnesium: This is essential for bones as well as for production of energy for cells. This is also required for regulating the calcium levels. It regulates calcium flow into the nerve cells.
Calcium: This is the most vital nutrient required by the body. This is required for maintaining and forming strong teeth and bones. Two teaspoons of it provide 11.8% of daily need of calcium.
Copper: This is must for utilization of iron, hair production and skin pigment called melanin, bone tissue development, elimination of free radicals, controlling bad and good cholesterol levels and other physiological processes in the body.
Iron: Iron is required for the production of energy and metabolism. This syrup provides less calories and more iron which is useful for the growth of children and lactating women.
Manganese: This protects the body from the damage of free radicals. This assists in the production of carbohydrates and protein. This is essential for a healthy nervous system.
Potassium: This is required for the functioning of nervous and muscle systems. Potassium helps to maintain body’s pH and electrolyte balance.
Selenium: This helps prevent cellular damage from free radicals.Vitamin B6: The
yrup with a distinctive bittersweet, smoky taste may be too powerful and unpalatable for some, this can be remedied by mixing with milk, water, juice, coffee