By definition, molasses is the thick dark syrup that is produced by boiling down juice from sugar cane or sugar beets especially during sugar refining. In other words, it is what is left over after the sugar crystals (table sugar) has been removed. Sometimes when molasses is extracted, a chemical called sulfur dioxide is used as a processing aid and preservative. It is used mainly when young or unripen stocks of sugar cane are used. Unsulfured molasses is made with mature sugar cane stocks without any sulfur dioxide or any other processing aids. Unsulfured molasses is considered more desirable since it is more natural and has a cleaner and purer taste. Also, some people are sensitive to the sulfur dioxide chemical. All of our Golden Barrel supreme baking molasses and blackstrap molasses is 100 percent unsulfured. Our molasses comes from expeller-pressing sugar cane stocks producing a "cane juice syrup." the first and second series of boiling this sugar cane juice syrup results in a sweet sugary molasses that is used to make supreme baking molasses. Supreme baking molasses is mostly used in baking things such as shoofly pie, bread, or cookies. The molasses is then boiled again until most of the sugar is removed resulting in a dark, thick and robust tasting molasses that is used to make blackstrap molasses. Blackstrap molasses is the most healthful molasses as most of the sugar has been processed out but the nutrients and minerals all still remain. Both can be used for baking but will produce differing tastes in the final product. Generally, when a recipe calls for molasses, it is referring to something like supreme baking molasses. Blackstrap molasses is used for recipes where a stronger flavor is desired such as baked beans.
One 16 oz. wide mouth easy pour plastic jar
Perfect for your favorite recipes - adds color, sweetness and moisture
Rich distinctive flavor - natural, unsulfured
Ideal in cookies, muffins, pies, cakes and more