blackstrap (molasses)


A thick, dark, strongly flavoured, unrefined molasses. In the manufacture of molasses, light molasses comes from the first boiling of the sugar syrup. Dark molasses comes from the second boiling and is less sweet, but thicker and darker than light molasses. Blackstrap is the result of the third boiling, and is consequently even darker and more concentrated, but even less sweet. It is commonly used as cattle feed.