Use Blackstrap Molasses to Increase Your Calcium Intake


Blackstrap Molasses can offer you many nutrients. It is rich in minerals and vitamins like iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, copper, and vitamin B6. One tablespoon of blackstrap molasses offers 3.5 mg of iron, 172 mg of calcium and 47 calories. Use molasses instead of syrup or sugar to increase your calcium and iron intake. Molasses contains even more calcium than milk.


A Spoonful of Molasses Helps Your Calcium Needs Go Down

Blackstrap molasses is a very good source of calcium. Calcium, one of the most important minerals in the body, is involved in a variety of physiological activities essential to life, including the ability of the heart and other muscles to contract, blood clotting, the conduction of nerve impulses to and from the brain, regulation of enzyme activity, and cell membrane function.

Calcium is needed to form and maintain strong bones and teeth during youth and adolescence, and to help prevent the loss of bone that can occur during menopause and as a result of rheumatoid arthritis. Calcium binds to and removes toxins from the colon, thus reducing the risk of colon cancer, and because it is involved in nerve conduction, may help prevent migraine attacks. Two teaspoons of blackstrap molasses will meet 11.8% of your daily needs for calcium.

How to Enjoy

A Few Quick Serving Ideas

  1. Adding molasses to baked beans will give them that traditionally robust flavor.
  2. Molasses imparts a wonderfully distinctive flavor to cookies and gingerbread cakes.
  3. Basting chicken or turkey with molasses (instead of soy sauce) will give it both a rich color and rich taste.

Blackstrap Molasses is also great for treating acne, joint pains, morning sickness for pregnancy (B6), and boost energy level.

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Use Blackstrap Molasses to Increase Your Calcium Intake

3 thoughts on “Use Blackstrap Molasses to Increase Your Calcium Intake

  1. Ahhh Blackstrap Molasses 🙂 – I actually started taking this about 2months ago to boost my iron levels. I usually take it straight with water to wash it down…
    I’m taking a Neurology class and we just went over Ca+ and its function within the body – good stuff.

    Keep it up!

    1. I didn’t know you were in school! How’s the taste? I got one but I keep forgetting to take it. My iron is low and I need to start it. I have to bring it to work with me. I have all of my vitamins here because it’s easier for me to remember. 5/7 days works best!

      1. Yep – studying to become a License Massage Therapist. Wanna open a spa one day :-).
        It’s very thick and “syrupy”…not too sweet like the conventional syrup…diff kinda taste but not too bad. I tried it in my tea and didn’t like it at all. I usually leave it on the kitchen counter so I remember in the mornings. Can’t bother with the extra bag and pan to work lol.
        I heard swiss chard is also good for boosting iron, but I think you may have mentioned that along w/ taking it w/ Vit C for easy absorption. I take a liq vit c to deal w/ that.

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