Blackstrap Molasses: Benefits, Nutritional information and directions for use

Interested in learning more about Blackstrap Molasses and its application?  You've come to the right place!  


Blackstrap Molasses is versatile with many benefits but in short, it is so high in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants that humans, animals, plants, yeasts and bacteria are able to utilize its nutritional benefits.  


HUMAN HEALTH:  Our Blackstrap is safe for human consumption and bestows many health benefits when used as a daily supplement:

  • RECOMMENDED DOSE FOR PEOPLE: A tablespoon Blackstrap a day is the recommended dose for use by an adult.  Children should take a teaspoon a day.

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  • ANEMIA/IRON DEFICIENCY:  Molasses is very high in nutritional iron that is very effective for menstruating women that are at risk of iron deficiency, and as it has no fat is a better alternative as an iron source than red meat.
  • ANTIOXIDANT CAPACITY: Blackstrap molasses contain the highest amount of antioxidants compared to refined sugar, corn syrup, raw cane sugar and other readily available sweeteners. These antioxidants protect the body against the oxidative damage associated with cancer, cardiovascular disorders and degenerative diseases. This makes it a much better alternative to refined sugar.
  • HEALTHY BONES: Blackstrap molasses is a good source of calcium, which plays an important role in maintaining bone health, the functioning of enzyme system, the removal of toxins from the colon and cell membrane function. It is also required to maintain healthy teeth and protects the body against bone diseases common during menopause.

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  • FORMATION OF NEW CELLS: Blackstrap molasses is also sometimes referred to as pregnancy tea, owing to the presence of iron, vitamin B and other essential minerals. Consumption during pregnancy also provides calcium, which is required for the growth and development of the baby.

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  • HEADACHE AND FATIGUE: Blackstrap molasses is a good source of various minerals and vitamins such as vitamin B6 and pantothenic acid. The deficiency of these vitamins can cause headaches, asthma, fatigue and stress.

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  • HAIR CARE: Molasses extracts are good for hair and they promote healthy hair growth. It softens and conditions the hair, adds a rich texture and prevents it from prematurely graying.

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  • OBESITY: The polyphenols in molasses have antioxidant effects which may prove effective in reducing obesity and manage weight gain. In the investigation conducted to assess the impact of molasses on a high-fat diet, it was evident that its extract helps in lowering the body weight and fat content by reducing the absorption of calories in the body.

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  • DIABETES: Blackstrap molasses helps in stabilising blood sugar levels. It has a low glycemic index and aids in slowing the metabolism of glucose and carbohydrates, which subsequently means less insulin production. This helps in preventing the accumulation of excess fats or lipids in the blood stream.

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  • ACNE: This substance contains lactic acid, which helps in relieving the symptoms of acne. Lactic acid is produced by lactic acid bacteria, and plays an important role in carbohydrate metabolism. It is effectively used in the preparation of natural, non-toxic and non-allergenic treatments of a physiological nature for curing acne and other skin ailments.

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  • RECOMMENDED DOSE FOR PLANTS:  Molasses can be used with every feeding at a rate of 5-10ml/liter.  It can be used in conjunction with other fertilizers and amendments.  The pH of molasses itself is between 4 and 7, and it may be necessary to adjust the pH of your solution to the optimal level of 6.0-6.5, depending on the plants' requirements.

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  • FEEDS PLANTS AND MICROBES:  Blackstrap Molasses is a fantastic source of nutrients for your plants because it promotes microbial activity in the soil, supplies the plant directly with carbohydrates and boosts macro and micro elements needed for plant growth.

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  • POTASSIUM:  Blackstrap molasses have a high potassium content that maintain plant health.  Plants that are deficient in potassium are prone to brown scorching on leaf edges or yellowing in between leaf veins, and some people confuse the look with wind damage or drought.  Most species of plants are more susceptible to frost and disease when potassium is in short supply.

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  • CALCIUM:  Localized tissue necrosis (dying spots) are usually the first sign of calcium deficiency and should be addressed as soon as possible before yields are affected.

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  • MAGNESIUM: Magnesium has an important role in photosynthesis because it forms the central atom of chlorophyll.  So if you see older leaves turning yellow this could signify a magnesium deficiency, and your plants will need a supplement or your fruits/ flowers will be small and woody.

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  • BAIT AND INSECTICIDE: Ants are crazy about blackstrap, and can be poisoned with a mixture of molasses and borax.  Other insects are repelled by the increase of sap sugar content in plants fed with molasses.


OOM GERT BLACKSTRAP MOLASSES is a great sugar substitute in a cup of coffee, magnificent in baking and cooking, lending a wonderful flavor to chicken marinades, dark salad dressings and even baked beans. YUM! 

Follow your recipe instructions for quantities.


BLACKSTRAP MOLASSES, the principal ingredient in the distillation of RUM, is used as a microbiological energy source in a wide range of fermentation processes.  It is used to grow yeasts, molds and bacteria which transform sugars into alcohol, citric acid and the food additives monosodium glutamate and lysine.

5 liters of water is required per 1kg of molasses and 10 grams of dry yeast or 50 grams of pressed yeast.  See this recipe for directions.

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Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 1,213 kJ (290 kcal)
74.73 g
Sugars 74.72 g
Dietary fiber 0 g
0.1 g
0 g
Vitamins Quantity%DV
Thiamine (B1)
0.041 mg
Riboflavin (B2)
0.002 mg
Niacin (B3)
0.93 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
0.804 mg
Vitamin B6
0.67 mg
13.3 mg
Minerals Quantity%DV
205 mg
4.72 mg
242 mg
1.53 mg
31 mg
1464 mg
37 mg
0.29 mg
Other constituents Quantity
Water 21.9 g