Blackstrap Molasses

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

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.

The BSM on Sprouted Whole Grain Bread sounds good. (like Marmite on sprouted whole grain bread), although I prefer to just take BSM straight in a tbsp. I just donated blood, so I took 2 tbsp of it. A few weeks ago I took a tbsp of BSM so my iron was actually high when I donated blood. I’ve tried adding it to oats and cafe-lib/krakus or herbal tea though I don’t like it as a sweetener. “Silk for Coffee” and honey is better in cafe-lib/krakus. It sounds like taking BSM is better than a pure “liquid iron” supplement… Read more »

Hello boss, are still supplying BSM in India. Im living in Mysore, Karnataka; Is there any possibilities for me to get BSM in south India??

Hello bro, are u still supplying BSM???

The best way to eat black strap molasses is to keep it in the fridge to thicken it. Then just dip a table knife into it and spread it onto a slice of whole grain bread. Black strap molasses & the wheat germ bread make you live so long . . . .

Hi! I just started with the BSM yesterday,I discovered it off of the site earth,wonderful site by the way 😉 I am praying that it helps me w/ alot of my health issues…mostly the pain I experience everyday all day. I have severe chronic pain from fibromyalgia & chronic fatigue, I have alot of headaches & an extreme amount of soreness all over body & stiffness,especially in my neck & back that radiates down my arms, hands & fingers & my legs. I also have irritable bowel w/ chronic constipation, extreme fatigue w/ hardly any energy. I could go… Read more »