Friday, July 01, 2011

Blackstrap Molasses - Healthy!

Who knew this secret about Blackstrap Molasses? I was reading some blogs and found this post about the health benefits. I was surprised, so did some more research.
Of course, my favorite way to eat molasses is in cookies! Yummy! Here's a recipe at Saveur and the picture.
Here's a small paragraph from the blog post at The Sweet Details:
This is because Blackstrap Molasses is one of the most nutrient dense foods around – full of vitamins and minerals containing the following:
- Iron
- Calcium (more calcium than dairy)
- Magnesium
- Mangenese, Chromium, Molybdenum, and many other trace minerals.
- B Vitamins
- Vitamin E

The high and bio-available source of Iron makes it a great addition to females diets as well as growing children – To put it in perspective Molasses has more iron than red meat. It is also rich in calcium which makes people think of dairy or green vegetables as the only source. We forget how important calcium is for metabolism, muscle contractions and correct cell function. 2 TSP’s of blackstrap molasses will provide you with a large proportion of your daily needs of many of these vitamins and minerals, most importantly though they come in a form that our bodies are familiar with and can make use of.

Here are more links to read all about molasses:
Natural Health web site;
The World's Healthiest Foods web site;
Zen to Fitness web site.

Enjoy and get healthy!


Number 6 and no more counting! said...

who knew! Really! So interesting. thank you, for sharing.


China Dreams said...

I do love molasses cookies but my favorite way to eat molasses is with bread or biscuits.