Nutrients in molasses

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Molasses is a wholesome and natural sweetener

I met a woman the other day who eats a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses every morning to keep her hair from going grey. She said it’s the copper content in blackstrap molasses that does the trick.

I don’t know the connection between copper and hair colour but I do know the nutritional benefits of our molasses products.

Fancy molasses nutritional profile:


Fancy molasses nutrition profile


Grandma Fancy Molasses contains residual nutrients so you get the delicious with the nutritious.

The highest grade of molasses available, fancy molasses is the pure juice of the sugar cane, condensed, inverted and purified. It is 100% natural and contains no additives or preservatives. It is a bit lighter in colour than the other molasses products, and the flavour is tangy sweet. All the recipes on this website are made with Fancy Molasses

37 thoughts on “Nutrients in molasses

  1. JANE says:

    Can I shrink my fibroids by drinking a table spoon of grandma’s molasses unsulphured original?

    1. Lynn Purdy says:

      Jane, As far as we know, Molasses doesn’t affect your fibroids.Sorry

  2. Madeleine Lahaie says:

    Hi I remember seeing on the molasses carton where it was produced. If my memory serves me right it was from Barbados. Why is it not indicated that anymore?

    1. Lynn Purdy says:

      Madeleine, Sorry for the late response to your question, which is a good one. The Government of Canada changed the regulations and we did not have to state the country of origin. We have just released new packaging, watch for it soon, we now state the country of origin, being Guatemala. We are doing this purely to keep our customers informed.

  3. Jodi says:

    what is the iron content of the Original molasses? Robust? I am not seeing any information on this. Thanks.

    1. Lynn Purdy says:

      Jodi, Sorry for the delayed response time. But here is the information you were looking for :!products

  4. Lou Logan says:

    so the states don’t sell blackstrap?

    1. Lynn Purdy says:

      Lou, Blackstrap is difficult to find. Check the health food section of large grocery stores or bulk food stores. Good luck

  5. Diana says:

    I use your product frequently in baking. I’ve recently come across a recipe that calls for unsulphered molasses. I’ve read the comments and reviews and you have stated that it is unsulphered. My question is to find out if there is a diffeeence between blackstrap unsulphered molasses and just unsulphered molasses? Is your product “blackstrap”?

    1. Kelsey Reid says:

      Hi Diana, all of our molasses contains no added sulfur. We do have different kinds of molasses, blackstrap having a more robust flavor. Grandma molasses is fancy molasses only. Our Crosby’s brand is available in fancy, cooking and blackstrap. If you are located in Quebec it won’t be easy to find our blackstrap but if you’re in Ontario you can look for Crosby’s brand cooking or blackstrap. They’re both robust in flavour (cooking molasses is 70% blackstrap and 30% fancy) but are also higher in iron than our fancy molasses.

  6. hania says:

    I have to ask about the usage of this product , grandma’s molasses facny?
    can it be used for health purposes or its for dairy products only?
    is this unsulphured blackstrap molasses or different from it?i ihave fibroid tumour.and useage of blackstrap molasses can shrink fibroid .i used pure molasses for same problem but it caused me heavy bleeding that is why i m asking can i use it for health purposes.i bought this molasses from canada but it is only fancy molasses available in canadian tell me stores where i can find blackstrap.

    kindly tell me in detail

    1. Hi there, Apologies for the delay. Our fancy molasses is used for cooking and baking. It is less nutrient dense than blackstrap molasses. Our blackstrap molasses is available in parts of Atlantic Canada and in Western Canada.

      1. Sharon says:

        I have Grandma’s original molasses, is that organic and blackstrap

        1. Kelsey Reid says:

          Hi Sharon, Grandma’s original molasses is Fancy molasses. It’s not organic but is non-GMO and made from pure sugarcaane with no additives.

  7. GPV says:

    Hi Grandma Molasses

    I am inquiring about the nutritional value of one tablespoon of your molasses. I see it says 10% of DV on the label but what is the DV you are using? 1000?

    Thanks again. Love your molasses!

    1. Hi there, The “Daily Value” is based on Health Canada’s recommendation for daily intake of specific nutrients, so it isn’t actually based on total calories in a day. I hope that this helps.

  8. Linda Wyatt says:

    I have an unopened container of Fancy Molasses that is exactly one month past the best before date. Can I still use it?

    1. Hi Linda, Chances are your molasses is still fine. As long as the container isn’t puffed out and if it tastes as it should (isn’t sour or yeasty tasting) I’d go ahead and use it.

  9. Tommy says:

    Do you know if there is copper and how much in your blackstrap molasses.

    1. Hi Tommy, In the past there had always been copper in our blackstrap molasses but we no longer measure it so I’m not able to give you a value. Sorry.

  10. Rona Berntsen says:

    Where in Europe do you sell it?

    1. Hi again, Unfortunately we only sell in Canada and the New England States. I hope you have enough to last you for a while.

  11. Bernice says:

    Your comments say the blackstrap molasses is unsulphured and the ingredients have Sulphites in brackets. Are those 2 words interconnected in any way. If someone has sulfite allergies and currently buys unsulfured molasses because of the allergies, could they use Grandma Molasses blackstrap molasses with that sulphites word in the ingredient list?

    1. Hi Bernice, We don’t add sulfites to any of our molasses products however all blackstrap molasses contains some naturally-occurring sulfites. We have removed the word “sulfites” from our new blackstrap molasses packaging because it was causing confusion.

  12. Clara says:

    Can I use your molasses in Dec 2013 when date is oct 2912? Want to make cookies.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Clara, We guarantee our molasses up to the best before date marked on the package. Since yours is a year past its due date we can’t guarantee that it will still be fine. I hope that this helps.

  13. Brad C says:

    Is your molasses unsulphured?

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Brad, Yes, all of our molasses products are unsulphured.

  14. Grace says:

    What is the shelf life of molasses? How should it be stored?

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Grace, It’s best to store your molasses in the cupboard. Also, we guarantee it up to the best before date on the package (18-months after it has been packaged).

  15. gyhross says:

    Where can I purchase your molasses?

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi there, If you’re in Canada you should be able to find our molasses in most grocery stores. We also sell our molasses in New England (if you’re in the U.S.)

      1. daphne says:

        I live in New England and I used Grandma Molasses molasses….I grew up in Newfoundland and my mother used it all the time, good on home made bread,pancakes toutons, yummy!……………

        1. Hi Daphne, I’m still hoping to try toutons sometime. They sound like the greatest treat.

          1. Tyler Chartier says:

            Is your grandmas fancy 100% pure molasses unsulphured?

          2. Hi Tyler, Yes, our molasses is unsulphured.

        2. Elsie Boykin says:

          I grow up in Newfoundland and we ate molasses on toutons and in backing bread and cakes

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