As a natural derivative of the sugar cane plant, dark molasses is made by smashing the sugar cane plant into shreds. After shredding the sugar cane, the plant produces a sweet, syrupy liquid. Boiling this liquid transforms it into cane syrup. The cane sugar commonly used at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table is made from the initial process of boiling the cane syrup. Dark molasses stems from boiling the cane liquid three times. After the third boiling, it turns into the thick syrup that we know as natural, dark molasses.
Even though this product tastes sweet, it is low in sugar content. However, unlike cane sugar or syrup, this is loaded with healthy minerals and vitamins, so it is great for health-conscious diets. This natural food supplement contains iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, selenium, vitamin B6, manganese, and protein. It becomes apparent that this product is not an ordinary sweetener. Instead, with its recognizable rich black color, it offers many vitamins and minerals, along with other health benefits. Plus, dark molasse tastes wonderful when added to homemade bread and pastries.