Molasses is produced as a by-product during the production of refined sugar from sugar beet. Molasses is a thick liquid of dark brown or dark green color, characteristic smell and sweet taste.
In addition to the high content of sugar, approx. 45-50 %, molasses contains a number of valuable minerals, vitamins, fatty acids, proteins as well as a rich aroma that stimulates food intake in animals.
Molasses is used in:
Some alternative diets promote consumption of molasses instead of sugar.