Organic Blackstrap Molasses 350g

  • £199

Meridian Organic Blackstrap Molasses is extracted during the process of cane sugar production, in which all the beneficial nutrients are concentrated into the molasses. This is a natural, unsulphered product and the consistency may vary.

Meridian Organic Blackstrap Molasses are highest in concentrated minerals since it is from the "third extraction". The blackstrap in considered better nutritionally. Our Meridian Organic Blackstrap Molasses is manufactured in South America by the traditional three stage boiling process.

Molasses is a natural by-product of sugar cane refining. Sugar cane is crushed and white sugar (pure sucrose) is extracted from the resulting juice. The nutrients remain in the juice and it is this residue that is classed as molasses. Several types of molasses are available, depending upon the stage from which they are extracted. The most nutritionally important is the “third extraction” or Blackstrap, which is the final residue from the whole process – and therefore the lowest in sugar and the highest in concentrated minerals. The name ‘blackstrap’ originates from the black ‘strap’ or mark that distinguished the casks of molasses from the casks of raw sugar that were shipped along with it. 


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