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Description: Molasses is the dark, syrupy derivative of the sugar cane juice. It is high in nutrients, including iron, potassium, and calcium. The Organic is usually found as blackstrap molasses, or HTM (High Test Molasses). Blackstrap is slightly less sweet than HTM.

What to look for: Organic, unsulphured. As an end product, molasses will have concentrated toxins present if not organic.

Uses: Great in baking, especially when combined with ginger, cinnamon or other strong spices. The sweet substance has a rich taste that is especially good in whole grain breads, cookies and spicy cakes. Try replacing a glass of chocolate milk with molasses milk.

Where to find: Health Food Store, online resources.

Avoid: Inorganic or Sulfured.