Blackstrap Molasses is the highly-concentrated, final by-product of the refined sugar manufacturing process. As the sugar crystallizes, the residual cane juice thickens into a dark mass and is separated out through a centrifuge. The resulting molasses is very dark with a robust, somewhat bitter flavour. Like the fancy molasses, it is a pure product and contains no added sulphates or sulphites.
Uses: Blackstrap molasses is often used as a natural colouring agent in foods (in place of artificial caramel colour). Some prefer the more robust flavour of blackstrap molasses when preparing foods like baked beans or gingerbread.
Blackstrap molasses is recognized as a source of iron and calcium.