Blackstrap Molasses

Molasses has been imported into the United States from the Caribbean Islands since the time of the early colonists. Blackstrap molasses gained in popularity in the mid-20th century with the advent of the health food movement. Today, the largest producers of molasses are India, Brazil, Taiwan, Thailand, the Phillipines and the United States Blackstrap molasses, or simply blackstrap, is the dark, viscous molasses remaining after maximum extraction of sugar from raw sugar cane. It is made from the third boiling of the sugar syrup and is therefore the concentrated byproduct left over after the su..

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