Blackstrap molasses brand comparison

I use blackstrap molasses as a mineral-rich way to make things taste delicious. However, the mineral content, organic/conventional status, and plastic/glass packaging varies a lot between brands, so I've dug up as much info on each brand as I can find.

All of the nutrition info below is for a one tablespoon serving. Some of the brands were unable to provide me with all of the nutrition facts I asked for, so some of the listings are incomplete. Also, the mineral content can vary by the batch of molasses, so you may want to confirm them with a seller before purchasing.

Recommended for a low iron, low sugar, high calcium/magnesium blackstrap molasses:

Photo of Brer Rabbit Blackstrap Molasses
Brer Rabbit Blackstrap Molasses
Available from Walmart.com
Positives:
  • unsulphered
  • glass container
Negatives:
(none)
All ingredients:

Blackstrap molasses.

  • 20% RDI for calcium
  • 4% RDI for iron
  • 13% RDI for potassium
  • 25% RDI magnesium
  • 10mg sodium
  • 9g sugar

Recommended for organic blackstrap molasses:

Photo of Plantation Organic Blackstrap Molasses
Plantation Organic Blackstrap Molasses
Positives:
  • unsulphered
  • glass container
  • organic
Negatives:
(none)
All ingredients:

Blackstrap molasses.

  • 8% RDI for calcium
  • 20% RDI for iron
  • 12% RDI for potassium
  • 8% RDI magnesium
  • 0mg sodium
  • 13g sugar
Photo of Wholesome! Organic Molasses
Wholesome! Organic Molasses
Available on iHerb
Positives:
  • unsulphered
  • organic
Negatives:
  • plastic container
All ingredients:

Fairtrade organic molasses.

  • 10% RDI for calcium
  • 20% RDI for iron
  • 9% RDI for potassium
  • 8% RDI for vitamin B6
  • 10% RDI magnesium
  • 1% RDI zinc
  • <1mg copper
  • 15mg sodium
  • 10g sugar

In the UK?

Thanks to Sean for finding this option:

Photo of Meridian Organic Molasses, Pure Blackstrap
Meridian Organic Molasses, Pure Blackstrap
Positives:
  • unsulphered
  • glass container
  • organic
Negatives:
(none)
All ingredients:

Organic blackstrap molasses.

Nutrition per 100g:

  • 760% RDA for calcium (6100mg)
  • 736% RDA for iron (103mg)
  • 1000% RDA for chromium (400µg)
  • 390% RDA for copper (3.9mg)
  • 61.9g sugar

Other blackstrap molasses brands:

Name Ingredients
Photo of Holiday Blackstrap Molasses
Holiday Blackstrap Molasses

Blackstrap molasses.

  • Unsulphured
  • 20% RDI for calcium
  • 20% RDI for iron
  • 9% RDI for potassium
  • Unknown amount of magnesium
  • 10mg sodium
  • 11g sugar
Photo of Mother Hubbard's Blackstrap Molasses
Mother Hubbard's Blackstrap Molasses

Blackstrap molasses.

  • Unsulphured
  • Plastic container
  • 10% RDI for calcium
  • 20% RDI for iron
  • 14% RDI for potassium
  • Unknown amount of magnesium
  • 25mg sodium
  • 13g sugar

I suspect this is the exact same molasses as the "Slow As" brand below. They're both owned by Honeytree, and I was sent identical nutrition information for both.

Photo of Plantation Blackstrap Molasses (Conventional)
Plantation Blackstrap Molasses (Conventional)

Blackstrap molasses.

  • Unsulphured
  • Glass container
  • 20% RDI for calcium
  • 20% RDI for iron
  • 17% RDI for potassium
  • Unknown amount of magnesium
  • 10mg sodium
  • 11g sugar
Photo of Slow As Blackstrap Molasses
Slow As Blackstrap Molasses

Blackstrap molasses.

  • Unsulphured
  • Plastic container
  • 10% RDI for calcium
  • 20% RDI for iron
  • 14% RDI for potassium
  • Unknown amount of magnesium
  • 25mg sodium
  • 13g sugar
Photo of Tree of Life Blackstrap Molasses
Tree of Life Blackstrap Molasses

Blackstrap molasses.

  • Unsulphured
  • Glass container
  • 15% RDI for calcium
  • 20% RDI for iron
  • 14% RDI for potassium
  • 10% RDI magnesium
  • 15mg sodium
  • 8g sugar

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