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What is dark molasses?

What is dark molasses?

See below: Blackstrap molasses is just one type of molasses, the dark liquid byproduct of the process of refining sugar cane into table sugar. It is made from the third boiling of the sugar syrup and is therefore the concentrated byproduct left over after the sugar's sucrose has been crystallized. It's used in making beans & gingerbread. ...Read more

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Whar is molasses?

Whar is molasses?

Sugarcane product: Complicated element possibly involved in endocrine, muscle and molecular reactions. ...Read more

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Can molasses make you gain weight?

Can molasses make you gain weight?

Yes, but it isn't: The best way to go about gaining weight. Eat healthy foods that are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Work out w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, . ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of blackstrap molasses? It is so tasty, and with such a deep, dark color, it seems it must be good for you.

What are the health benefits of blackstrap molasses? It is so tasty, and with such a deep, dark color, it seems it must be good for you.

Tasty stuff: This was an old "health food" since the early 1900's, and you've correctly identified why people believe it must be magic. As a substitute for refined sugar, it contains a small amount of some minerals, including copper and iron, some of which it gets from the machinery in which it is prepared -- takes ~1/4 lb of molasses to get your rda of iron. Don't expect any other health benefits. ...Read more

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Is there an artificial sweetener that is made from a molasses derivative?

Is there an artificial sweetener that is made from a molasses derivative?

I wish there were: But then, it would not really be artificial! scares over "artificial sweeteners" -- whether from the government or from internet cranks -- are for the most part not science; you can ask the chemistry teacher at your local junior college. And molasses is rich in calories, which might defeat the purpose of artificial sweeteners. Glad you have an inquiring mind; best wishes. ...Read more

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Can taking black strap molasses help with iron deficiencies?

Can taking black strap molasses help with iron deficiencies?

Yes, it can -- BUT: Blackstrap molasses is high in iron, and can help you replenish your iron stores. It's also a good source of other minerals like calcium, copper, and magnesium. http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?dbid=118&tname=foodspice#healthbenefits however, it's also high in sugar -- so i wouldn't rely on this alone for iron. If you're anemic, ask your doctor about a non-sugary iron supplement. ...Read more

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I have black spot on my face, can blackstrap molasses help my face?

I have black spot on my face, can blackstrap molasses help my face?

Black strap molasses: Probably no help for spot on face. It would be a good idea to see your doctor to identify the facial spot and advise you on how to treat it. ...Read more

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Can honey and molasses cause delayed allergic reactions or are they more immediate, within a few minutes?

Can honey and molasses cause delayed allergic reactions or are they more immediate,  within a few minutes?

Rare: Since bees collect mainly from flowering (not airborne pollen) plants, only rare instances of allergic reactions have been reported. I am not aware of any report of a delayed reaction . Molasses are from sugar and I am not aware of any report related to an allergic reaction to them. ...Read more