Molasses is derived from the left over liquid from extracting the sugar from boiled sugar cane. The first boiling produces what is called light molasses, the second boiling produces dark molasses. The third boiling delivers what is known as Blackstrap molasses. Unlike most sugarcane sweeteners, Blackstrap molasses possesses substantial amounts of vitamins and minerals. Blackstrap molasses contains significant amounts of calcium, magnesium, potassium, and iron. It also has the lease amount of sugar and will not taste sweet like regular sugar.
Blackstrap molasses has a very robust flavor and is somewhat bitter. It adds natural color and distinctive caramel molasses tones to recipes. Molasses’ flavor works well in both savory and sweet dishes.
We use this in a few of our signature rubs because it is perfect for adding that signature crust that helps lock in flavor and moisture.