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Sweeteners, Molasses

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About This Food

Description

Molasses are created during the refining of sugar cane and sugar beets.

After the juice is extracted it is boiled to a syrupy mixture from which sugar crystals are extracted. The brownish-black liquid that remains is molasses. The number of times the syrup is boiled determines the type of molasses: light, dark or blackstrap.

Light molasses comes from the first boiling of the sugar syrup. It is the lightest in both flavor and color and often used as a pancake and waffle syrup. Dark molasses comes from a second boiling which produces a darker, thicker and less sweet product. Blackstrap molasses comes from the third boiling. It's very thick, dark and somewhat bitter. Sorghum molasses is the syrup produced from the cereal grain sorghum.

While blackstrap molasses are rich in nutrients, they are high in sugar and presumed to rank high on the glycemic index.

Selecting & Storing

Store molasses in a cool, dry place.

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  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Molds
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 tbsp(s)molasses:58 kcal calories

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Calories: 58

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 0 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.02 g
Saturated Fat
0 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.01 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.01 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
0 g
ALA
0 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
14.95 g
Net Carbohydrate
14.95 g
Sugars
11.1 g
Fiber
0 g
Protein
0 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
0 IU
0%
Vitamin C
0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.13 mg
6%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0 mg
0%
Folate
0 mcg
0%
Niacin
0.19 mg
1%
Riboflavin
0 mg
0%
Thiamin
0.01 mg
1%
Choline
2.66 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
41 mg
4%
Copper
0.1 mg
5%
Iron
0.94 mg
5%
Magnesium
48.4 mg
12%
Manganese
0.31 mg
16%
Phosphorous
6.2 mg
1%
Potassium
292.8 mg
8%
Selenium
3.56 mcg
5%
Sodium
7.4 mg
0%
Zinc
0.06 mg
0%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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