advertisement
Question
Posted by: Lucy | 2012-08-17

black molasses

Are there any health benefits in black strap molasses?

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageDietDoc

Dear Lucy
According to the SA Food Tables, molasses contains 1142 kJ and 71.4 g of carbohydrate per 100g. Per 100 g (nearly 7 Tablespoons!), molasses contains 684 mg of calcium, 16.1 mg of iron, 149 mg of magnesium, 84 mg of phosphorous, 2927 mg of potassium, 96 mg of sodium, and 0.11 mg of vit B1, 0.19 mg vit B2, and 2.0 mg niacin. So in large quantities molasses is indeed nutritious, but if you only take 1 tablespoon per day (15 g), then the nutrient benefit is of course much less. For example, calcium per 15 g = 103 mg which is 8.6% of the RDA compared to 57% of the RDA provided by 100g of molasses. But molasses can make contributions to your intake of calcium (8.6%), iron (13,3%), magnesium (5.2%), and potassium (no RDA specified).
Best regards
DietDoc

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

1
Our users say:
Posted by: DietDoc | 2012-08-18

Dear Lucy
According to the SA Food Tables, molasses contains 1142 kJ and 71.4 g of carbohydrate per 100g. Per 100 g (nearly 7 Tablespoons!), molasses contains 684 mg of calcium, 16.1 mg of iron, 149 mg of magnesium, 84 mg of phosphorous, 2927 mg of potassium, 96 mg of sodium, and 0.11 mg of vit B1, 0.19 mg vit B2, and 2.0 mg niacin. So in large quantities molasses is indeed nutritious, but if you only take 1 tablespoon per day (15 g), then the nutrient benefit is of course much less. For example, calcium per 15 g = 103 mg which is 8.6% of the RDA compared to 57% of the RDA provided by 100g of molasses. But molasses can make contributions to your intake of calcium (8.6%), iron (13,3%), magnesium (5.2%), and potassium (no RDA specified).
Best regards
DietDoc

Reply to DietDoc

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
advertisement