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Is molasses a source of iron?

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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!

  1. sunshine842 Jan 6, 2014 07:48 PM

    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 01:02 AM

      Brer Rabbit Full Flavor lists 2% iron

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      brucesw Jan 6, 2014 10:11 PM

      Molasses:

      http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-molasses-i19304

      Blackstrap:

      http://caloriecount.about.com/calorie...

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

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