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Blackstrap Molasses

Last updated on April 6, 2006

I’ve recently been reading about the health benefits of blackstrap molasses and am pretty intrigued. Not only is it a great source of iron and calcium, but it’s also a source of potassium, magnesium, copper, and manganese. Many people claim to have reversed their gray hair with it. I bet this is at least partly due to the copper content, as copper deficiency can lead to prematurely gray hair.

I found a page of blackstrap molasses testimonials at At first I thought that site was selling molasses because the testimonials were so amazing – people claim the molasses cured cancer, acne, arthritis, and everything in between. However, the site actually looks pretty useful – it allows readers to comment on natural remedies.

I’m going to buy some today and will report back. I’m not sure how I’m going to eat it – it looks like mixing it in water is the most popular method. Does anyone who’s tried it have any suggestions?

2013 update: Since writing this article seven years ago, I’ve been using Plantation Organic Blackstrap Molasses with great results.

Also see our article, 15 Health Benefits of Blackstrap Molasses.

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368 Comments on "Blackstrap Molasses"

3 years 3 days ago

I get organic blackstrap molasses at Whole Foods and put it in my coffee every morning. I believe it is helping my baldness.

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3 years 1 month ago

I did not know about the blackstrap molasses possibly reversing gray hair, that’s another benefit that I did not know about, thanks!

3 years 2 months ago

Even though BSM is good for regaining hair color, it is only if you are deficient in copper.
I’m surprised no one has mentioned Catalase. This enzyme breaks down hydrogen peroxide in your body into harmless h2o and o2. There are two enzymes which determine the pigment of your hair but as you get older, these enzymes are produces less and get over run by the increasing H2O2. catalase will help put things in balance again.