The roots of the sugar cane run a long way into the soil, and have received a broad spectrum of minerals and trace elements. Unlike refined sugars, it contains trace amounts of vitamins and significant amounts of several minerals. Blackstrap molasses is a source of calcium, magnesium, potassium, and iron; one tablespoon provides up to 20% of the daily value of each of those nutrients. Blackstrap has long been sold as a health supplement.
You really want to buy molasses organic as cane sugar is highly sprayed with toxic chemicals plus if it’s not organic it may contain sulphured, which means allergenic chemicals have been used in processing.
In the Middle Eastern, molasses is also available made from carob, grapes, dates, pomegranates, and mulberries. In Nepal it is called chaku. One tablespoon (20 g) contains 58 calories (240 kJ), 14.95 g of carbohydrates, and 11.1 g of sugar divided amongst sucrose: 5.88, glucose: 2.38 and fructose: 2.56 g.
Pic is vegan ‘Pistachio Cheesecake’ with carob molasses being drizzled over, and also in the crust.