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:

  • the production of alcohol and yeast,
  • animal feed factories, for adding molasses to mixtures which results in a fine aroma that improves food intake,
  • on livestock farms as a dietary supplement.

Some alternative diets promote consumption of molasses instead of sugar.