Nutritional Comparisons of Blackstrap Molasses Brands

| Modified on Jan 21, 2020

Highest Copper Content
Posted by Don (Texas ) on 01/21/2020

So what BSM brand has more copper in it? Most of the labels don't mention the copper content. So how are we to know?


House of Herbs Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Shirley H. (Grand Rapids, MI) on 05/02/2019
5 out of 5 stars

I have used House of Herbs blackstrap molasses for several years to keep my iron up so dr.'s are not on my case but it is no longer available thru them + it says 70% iron but I have not been able to find a new company offering that % or 3.9 mg. Can anyone lead me to where I might get it? Thank you.


Copper
Posted by Don (Texas ) on 01/21/2020
3 out of 5 stars

So what brand has more copper in it? Most of the labels don't mention the copper content. So how are we to know?


Crosby's Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Denise (Crescent City, Ca) on 10/05/2018 137 posts

Right now, I've been buying Blackstrap brand "Aunt Patti's" which just indicated "unsulphured" on the front label. I'm glad to find this thread as I don't know much at all about which kind to take, but figured at least starting on this (specifically for my spleen issue) was better than not getting started at all. Thank you for posting, and any feedback for me is welcome, Denise


Crosby's Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Renee T. (Meridianville, Al) on 10/04/2018

According to the actual product labels for Crosby brand I found on Amazon, the Crosby brand does NOT contain copper at all.


Iron Content
Posted by Marilyn (Illinois) on 05/13/2018

My bottle says 20% iron also, not what the FDA suggests. Brand is Wholesome, organic Molasses


Crosby's Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Neason (Nv) on 05/01/2018

I live in NV. Where can I purchase this blackstrap molasses by Crosby?

EC: Try Amazon. It's imported from Canada.


Trader Joe's Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Mat (Reston, Va) on 04/23/2018

I'm so confused. My bottle doesn't list any Magnesium or B6 at all. Sodium 10mg, Potassium 340mg, Sugars 13mg, Calcium 0%.


Trader Joe's Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Setman (Oakland, Ca) on 03/07/2018

Same here! My TJ's BSM says 0% calcium too.

It's strange that the numbers are so variable!


House of Herbs
Posted by Joi (Charlotte Nc) on 02/07/2018

There is a review on Amazon about House of Herbs where the reviewer called the company to ask if it was sulfured or unsulfured. The company reported the it is NOT unsulfured!


Golden Barrel
Posted by Wayne (Ca) on 02/04/2018

Hi Darbla, where did you see on the label about the added sugar? I've looked at various entries on Amazon for "Golden Barrel Unsulfured Black Strap molasses" but all of them just list "molasses" as the sole ingredient. Thanks!


Golden Barrel
Posted by Darbla (Way Down South) on 12/03/2017

Golden Barrel has additional sugar added in the form of cane juice. It may not be obvious to most people, but it's on the label and I'd rather not have that.


Golden Barrel
Posted by 4dogsken (Earth) on 08/29/2017

Latest label (8-29-17) says 11% iron, 12% calcium.


Melrose
Posted by Mil ( Massachusetts) on 04/09/2017

Hello,

Can you please tell me where I can buy melrose organic unsulphered blackstrap molasses in the United States. It's the only one that contains copper. Thank you.


House of Herbs Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Sleger (Scott, La) on 03/08/2017

Thank you for the info Michael. Very helpful and I will give it a try.


House of Herbs Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 03/07/2017

Hello Sleger,

My Organic Molasses claims to be Unsulphered and to be a good source of Vitamin B6, Potassium, Calcium and Iron. Says it is USDA, organic and Fair-trade certified. Fields are not burned, the sugar mill is energy self-sufficient and the crushed cane is used to generate electricity!!

Not sure if a sulphured version would matter to me but I must follow up on that one - my MSM tablets are not agreeing with my stomach sad to say and that is sulphur.

This Molasses is made in Paraguay by/for "Wholesome Sweeteners". It is my go-to favourite whenever available.

Comes in a 32 fl oz. / 944 mls bottle.

You might wish to check it out?

Works for me - usually combined with the ACV in a warmed drink.

Cheers, Michael


House of Herbs Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Sleger (Scott, La) on 03/06/2017

Does anyone know if House of Herbs blackstrap molasses is unsulfured or sulfured?


House of Herbs Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Sleger (Scott, La) on 03/04/2017

I purchased this from Amazon and it does not say if it is sulphured or unsulfured. Does anyone know which it is?


Crosby's Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by May (Bronx, Ny) on 01/24/2017

Can I purchase this product anywhere in NYC?


Iron Content
Posted by KT (Usa) on 01/17/2017

The label on my "Tree of Life", 100% natural, unsulphured Blackstrap Molasses says a serving size is 1 TBSP. It lists the iron content of 1 TBSP as 20%. This is just 20% of what is needed for your daily dose. My Brer Rabbit label says 1 TBSP contains only 4% iron. So that would translate to 4% of what you need each day.

My question was what determines the iron content?


Iron Content
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn) on 01/16/2017

KIT,,,,,,, our BSM is 3% iron and there is no way a molasses can have 20%. I think that is 20% of what the FDA recommends daily. Suggest you reread the label. I use a tbsp of BSM in my coffee every morning. My back PT is at the age where she needs iron, but pills cause her grief. She was not aware of the iron content of BSM. I cannot believe what health folks and MD's don't know. They need to read EC.

Daughter from Atlanta came in with a bad cold. I put her on apple juice and Echinacea and Gold Seal and she was good the next day. Folks need to understand that it is your immune system that solves your ailment. Pharma can help your symptoms, but not solve your problem. Your body does that.

Our pioneers learned about Echinacea from the Western Native Americans.

=====ORH========


Iron Content
Posted by KT (Usa) on 01/15/2017

I have two brands of BSM. The % amount of iron per TBSP of one is 4% and the other is 20%. What determines such a difference?

Trader Joe's Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Hannah (Webster) on 10/15/2016

i just bought organic blackstrap molasses and it has 0% calcium


Brer Rabbit Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by KT (Usa) on 07/26/2016

Dear EC,

This is a reply I received this morning about the Brer Rabbit inquiry about the nutritional content change. I only specified my concern for the amount of iron so I assume their testing was current for the other nutrients. I was happy to see the increase of potassium.

From: [email protected]
Date: Tue Jul 26 08:31:36 EDT 2016

Dear KT,

The iron content was changed to reflect the amount found in the molasses used in the current product.

Sincerely,

Corporate Consumer Affairs

B&G Foods, Inc.


Slow As Molasses
Posted by Earth Clinic (USA) on 07/24/2016

The brand previously known as "Tree of Life" was bought by KeHe, who now distributes a brand of molasses called SLOW AS MOLASSES

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 Serving (100 g)

Per Serving % Daily Value*

Calories 70

Calories from Fat 0

  • Total Fat 0g 0%
  • Sodium 25mg 1%
  • Potassium 504mg 14%
  • Carbohydrates 14g 5%
  • Sugars 13g
  • Protein 0g

Vitamin A 0% · Vitamin C 0% Calcium 10% · Iron 20%


Brer Rabbit Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by KT (Usa) on 07/21/2016

I just received a case of Brer Rabbit BSM that has a "best by" date of 6-25-19. The label has different nutrition facts than what was posted here in 2007.

I'll just report the different ones:

Sodium 30 mg., Potassium 450 mg., Total Carbs. 13 g., Sugar 9 g., Protein 1 g. and Iron 4%

I have emailed www.bgfoods.com to confirm their iron % amount from the 2007 post of BSM comparisons.


Crosby's Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Patsy (Moncton, Nb Canada) on 11/25/2007

Crosby's Brand

Nutrition Facts
Per 1tbsp 20g
Sodium 3%
carbohydrates 13g 4%
fiber 0g
sugar 11g
calcium 10%
iron 15%
riboflavin 4%
vit B6 4%
Magnesium 15%
copper 8%

Tree of Life Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Nancy (Amelia Ct Hse, Va) on 10/25/2007

Tree of Life Brand

Serving: 1 Tbsp
Calories: 45
Fat 0g
Sodium 15mg
Potassium 500mg
Total Carbs 11g
Sugars 8g
Protein 0g
Calcium 15%
Iron 20%
Magnesium 10%

EC: Unfortunately, Tree of Life is no longer distributed as of 2013. The brand Slow As Molasses may have replaced it.


House of Herbs Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Nancye (Vanleer, Tn) on 12/14/2007

House of Herbs puts out a variety of Blackstrap Molasses:

Calcium 6%
Sodium 15mg
Cholest 0%
Sat Fat 0%
Sugars 15%
Iron 70%

Is it possible to get too much Iron by using this product daily? I have CFS. Always looking for a cure for fatique, foggy brain, etc.

Brer Rabbit Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Steve (Shohola, Pa, Usa) on 12/06/2007

Brer Rabbit Blackstrap Molasses
nutrition facts:

serving size = 1 tbsp
Amount per serving
Calories = 60
Sodium = 25mg
Potassium = 240mg
Total Carbohydrate = 14g
Sugars = 10g
% of daily values:
Calcium = 20%
Iron = 25%
Magnesium = 25%

B&G Foods Inc
Roseland, NJ 07068

Grandma's Molasses
Posted by Patty (Chicago, Il) on 01/21/2008

Grandma's Gold Standard all natural
Molasses Unsulphured

Potassium 150mg
Sodium 15mg
calcium 4%
Magnesium 2%
Iron 4%


Grandma's Molasses
Posted by Sharon (Vian, Ok ) on 09/16/2008

Grandma's Molasses

Nutrition Facts

serving size = 1 tbsp
Amount per serving
Calories = 60
Sodium = 15mg
Potassium = 150mg
Total Carbohydrate = 15g
Sugars = 10g
% of daily values:
Calcium = 4%
Iron = 4%
Magnesium = 2%

B&G Foods Inc
Roseland, NJ 07068


Holiday Molasses
Posted by Brooke (Montgomery, Tx) on 03/01/2008

Brand: Holiday Molasses

Serving Size 1 TBS.
Calories 42
Total Fat 0
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 10
Potassium 615
Carbohydrates 11
Protein 0
Calcium 20%
Iron 20%


Plantation Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Victoria (San Diego, Ca) on 06/04/2009

Brand: Plantation

Blackstrap Unsulphered Molasses

serving size: 1 TBS
calories: 42
Sodium: 10 mg
Potassium: 297 mg
Carbohydrate 11g
Sugars: 11g
Vit A 20%
Calcium 20%
Iron 20%


Golden Barrel
Posted by Coconutgirl (Greenville, Sc, Usa) on 01/20/2010

You asked for information about the brand of molasses I take. I found it at my local farmer's market. Here it is:

Golden Barrel, produced by Good Food, Inc., Honey Brook, PA
Nutrition Facts
Per 1 tbsp 20g
Sodium 25 mg 1%
carbohydrates 13g 4%
fiber 0g
sugar 9g
calcium 20%
iron 25%
potassium 320mg 9%


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