Blackstrap Molasses is a thick dark syrup left after the extraction of sugar from sugar cane. The roots of the sugar cane run a long way into the soil, and have received a broad spectrum of minerals and trace elements. Molasses had a bitter-sweet flavour and is a popular health food due to naturally containing iron, manganese, copper, potassium and magnesium. The process of Melrose Organic Molasses is certified organic ensuring a fresh delicious taste without any harmful additives, pesticides or herbicides. The product is also Unsulphured, which means that no allergic chemicals have been used in processing. An easy way to improve your diet is to replace refined sugars with molasses. It can be used in baking, as a delicious topping or as a recipe ingredient. It gives a rich taste to baked beans and gingerbread biscuits. It also can be eaten straight off the spoon or dissolved in hot water.