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    Molasses is very nutritious

    Molasses = awesome

    Check out the nutritional information:

    WHFoods: Blackstrap molasses

    It is the ideal primal "sweetener" (if there is such a thing)

    I use Brer rabbit brand in my milk and cocoa powder drink, sweet potato/pumpkin pies and on cooked butternut squash when I want some extra flavor and sweet.

    I couldn't believe my eyes last year when I checkout out the side label for the nutritional information and ingredients.

    While not an ideal food on account of the sugar content I do believe this is better than other natural sweeteners on account of simplicity and myriad of goodies inside.

    Also it's pretty cool if you ask me to include such a historically significant, old-school condiment into modern cooking!

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    I've been using it in my pumpkin recipes, too. The dark is a little strong though.
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    On the rare occasions I bake sweets, I use maple syrup plus stevia extract. Stevia by itself just doesn't taste right, but stevia combined with a real sweetener gives the right taste while reducing the amount of sugar.

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    Careful, though. Molasses can be deadly. Very deadly.

    Eric Postpischil's Molasses Disaster Pages, Yankee Magazine Article

    What a way to go...

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    I completely gree with you on the coolness of the oldschoolness of it.
    I know my grandma ate it. My mom said sometimes she would crave it and then take a spoonful. Maybe her body sensed when she was getting low on iron who knows though.

    I like it in bbq sauce personally and as far as sweeteners go, it does boast a nice nutrition profile. I say if the taste does not deter you from using it as your sweeter of choice then you are much better off with that than pretty much any other full calorie sweeter.

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    Instead of creating a new post, I'm resurrecting this zombie thread to say "Hurrah for molasses!". Been using it after bicycle rides to ward off cramps, in water with 2 tsp. of baking soda. It's working so far. Yay!
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knifegill View Post
    Instead of creating a new post, I'm resurrecting this zombie thread to say "Hurrah for molasses!". Been using it after bicycle rides to ward off cramps, in water with 2 tsp. of baking soda. It's working so far. Yay!

    What is the purpose of the baking soda? I'm prone to cramps during intense climbing or motocross...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knifegill View Post
    Instead of creating a new post, I'm resurrecting this zombie thread to say "Hurrah for molasses!".
    I'm going to do the same. On a whim tonight, I added a tablespoon of some blackstrap molasses in my beef/vegetable soup. It added a great flavor in the background. The wife even commented that it was better than usual but I refused to say what I did differently. Hurrah for molasses!

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    Fascinating! I shall get some and add it to cocoa. And perhaps a small amount in stews such as ox cheek - I do love a hint of sweetness / depth of flavour there.

    Thanks for the tip.

    Knifegill, fascinated by your iodine comment. Especially after reading the long, long iodine thread.....

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    I use blackstrap molasses in my homemade sports drink, which was adapted from a recipe Mark posted a while back.
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