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Is molasses a source of iron?

Gracemama Jan 7, 2014 12:22 AM

If so, how much does it pack per tablespoon? I'm talking about normal, unsulphured molasses here. I can't seem to hunt this info down on the net. All I can find is people talking about blackstrap, which, of course, I know is superior. But I'd like to know about the molasses I have sitting here on my shelf. For whatever reason I haven't been able to locate even one side by side comparison of blackstrap and regular molasses... Thanks for helping me clear this up, if you know!

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  1. sunshine842 Jan 7, 2014 03:48 AM

    Blackstrap provides only about 20% of the US RDA.

    Since Blackstrap is the third boiling of the cane syrup, it's safe to assume that "regular" molasses has a fair amount less of any of the nutrients ("regular" is less concentrated)

    It's way too easy to find iron in other foods or a supplement, if your doctor deems it necessary.

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    1. re: sunshine842
      paulj Jan 7, 2014 09:02 AM

      Brer Rabbit Full Flavor lists 2% iron

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      brucesw Jan 7, 2014 06:11 AM





      Iron is the last item at the bottom of the nutrition label.

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