Molasses has eminent nutrient value, it contains significant amounts of vitamin B6 and minerals, including calcium, magnesium, iron, and manganese; one tablespoon provides up to 20% of the recommended daily value of each of those nutrients.
Molasses is the by-product of sugar refining that contains all the nutrients from the raw sugarcane plant. The sugarcane plant is very deeply rooted, allowing the plant's roots access to a broad spectrum of minerals and trace elements that topsoil often lacks. As the sole product of the third and final boil, blackstrap molasses has the lowest sugar content of the molasseses and a multitude of the vitamins, minerals, and trace elements found naturally in the sugarcane plant.
Bowden, Jonny, and Jonny Bowden. The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth about What You Should Eat and Why. Gloucester, MA: Fair Winds, 2007. Print.
Blackstrap Molasses Drink
High in valuable minerals such as calcium, potassium, and magnesium, blackstrap molasses has been a cherished home remedy for arthritis for a number of years. Blackstrap molasses is what remains after the 3rd boiling of sugar syrup, and is nothing like the nutrient lacking refined sugars used today. As a dietary supplement (easily consumed as a drink) blackstrap can help relieve symptoms of arthritis and joint pain, thanks to its vital constituents that regulate nerve and muscle function, and strengthen bones.
You will need…
-1 tablespoon of blackstrap molasses
-1 cup of warm water
Heat 1 cup of fresh water until warm, but not hot. Stir in a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses and drink once daily. Do note that it can sometimes have a laxative effect.
Through research, I have found that Molasses has a bountiful amount of applications, ranging from treatment of rheumatory arthritis to menstrual-related problems. It has properties that can reduce inflammation or be anti-inflammatory.
Molasses is a spanking source of iron. So for women who suffer from iron deficiency due to major losses of blood during their menstrual cycle, molasses may be a healthy alternative. As compared to other medications used for menstrual discomfort, molasses does not run the risk for certain side effects. Plus as some added bonus, Iron prevents various disorders like menorrhagia, which causes excessive blood flow for a longer duration during menstruation.
Minerals present in molasses such as magnesium and calcium can work together to help to prevent the clotting of blood, relieve menstrual cramps and help in maintaining the health of uterine muscles. A deficiency of magnesium in the body can lead to hypertension, muscle cramps, spasms and general body fatigue. Nerves can be over activated and lead to the transmission of too many signals and excessive nerve contraction. Balancing calcium volume and blocking it from rushing into the nerves keeps our nerves and blood vessels relaxed.
Calcium also plays an important roles in maintaining bone health, the functioning of enzyme system, the removal of toxins from the colon and the cell membrane function. It is crucial in maintaining healthy teeth and protects the body against bone diseases that are typical during menopause.
"Health Benefits of Molasses." Organic Facts. Web. 22 Dec. 2014. <https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/other/health-benefits-of-molasses.html>.
Well I gave this recipe a whirl, even adding my own little twist with some coriander spice to compliment the cardamom. Oh yeah, not mention I used gluten free flour to substitute regular and the whole batch actually turned out thick and didn't crumble. I was quite surprised and I think it might have to do with the strong bound consistency the batter gained when I added the blackstrap molasses. Hell yeah.
Even plants like it.
Just look at that viscosity.
It's approximate viscosity ranges from 5,000 to 10,000 centipedes.