Nutritional Comparisons of Blackstrap Molasses Brands

| Modified on Jan 21, 2020

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 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

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.

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

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.

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


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.

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?

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?

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%

Drapers Super Bee Apiaries
Posted by Pineconecabin (Cincinnati, Oh) on 07/20/2016

Drapers Super Bee Apiaries INC,, Millerton PA

Pure Unsulfured Blackstrap Molasses, (is not labeled organic so not sure)

Serving Size 1 tablespoon (20g)

Calories 43

  • Potassium 585mg
  • Sodium 19.2mg
  • Carbohydrate 11g
  • Phosphorus 16.8mg
  • Calcium 131mg 15%
  • Protein 0g
  • Ash 2.1mg
  • Total Fat 0g
  • Iron 3.2mg 20%

Contains less than 2% of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin.

Vital Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Someguy (Jhb, Gp, South Africa) on 04/06/2011

Hi I'm just e-mailing, to let you know about the nutritional value of the molasses that I use.

It is made by Vital, in South Africa.

Information comes from Vital.

per 100g.

Kilojoules |1260 Kj
Calories |301 Cal
Protein |<1 g
Fat |0 g
Carbohydrates|76 g(more
Calcium |684 mg
Magnesium |148 mg
Iron |16. 1 mg
Potassium |2927 mg
Copper |0. 46 mg
Phosphorous |84 mg
Vitamin B1 |0. 11 mg
Vitamin B2 |0. 19mg
Vitamin B3 |2mg

They do not add sulphur, but possibly contains traces of sulphur.

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%

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

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

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 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!

Plantation Organic Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Healing_elements (Seattle, Washington) on 11/29/2009

Plantation Organic Unsulphured Blackstrap Molasses

Serving size: 1 Tbsp(21g)
Calories: 37
Total Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium: 0 mg
Potassium: 353 mg (12%)
Carbohydrate 13g (4%)
Sugars: 13g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin B 10%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 8%
Iron 20%
Magnesium 8%
Copper 0%

Trader Joe's Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Linden (Santa Fe, Nm) on 07/26/2009

Trader Joe's Organic Dark Unsulfered Blackstrap Molasses

1 Tbs / Calories 60

  • Sodium 0
  • Potassium 730mg
  • Sugars 10g
  • Calcium 10%
  • Iron 15%
  • Magnesium 8%
  • Vitamin B6 10%
  • (& daily values based on 2000 calorie diet)

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

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

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!

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%.

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%

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

Wholesome Sweeteners
Posted by Karen (Sugar Land, Texas) on 03/11/2008

Dear friends, I wanted to add a quick note assuring you that Wholesome Sweeteners Fair Trade Certified Organic Molasses (blackstrap style) is indeed unsulfured. Thanks so much for the great work. All best, Karen

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%