Molasses is a rich, full-bodied dark syrup that is produced during the refining of sugar through sugar syrup crystallization. It is safe to consume this syrup and use in baking. The nutrients present in this by-product are many, which can not be found in refined sugar, for instance calcium, potassium, iron, copper, selenium, manganese, magnesium and vitamin B6. Excess molasses in diet is not good for health, even if it contains the mentioned nutrients. It has high sugar content and a lot of calories. Excess consumption can lead to health issues, like type 2 diabetes, obesity and heart disease. The largest buyers of sugar molasses are manufacturers of industrial alcohol. Dheesh Global Private Limited, a couple of years old company supplies sugar molasses to customers in local, regional and international markets.
When consumed moderately, it has several health benefits, for instance:
Calcium, iron, copper content in it is good for bone health.
Potassium content is good for heart health.
It has more antioxidants than honey or any other sweetener.