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BLACKSTRAP MOLASSES


In sugar refining, molasses is separated from the sugar crystals after each of three boiling or extraction processes that sugar cane goes through. The 3rd and final separation is called blackstrap molasses, and is used mostly as an ingredient in cattle feed.

The term 'blackstrap' is from the Dutch word 'stroop' which means syrup and the very dark (almost black) color, which results from the extreme caramelization the syrup undergoes from repeated boiling at high temperatures.

 


 

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