Grandpa's Toppin' Out
Whether it was due to World War II and the lack of items they may have had for dessert or not it became something he enjoyed immensely. My sister Linda & I both loved when he was mixing it up & would share a bite or two with us. We thought it strange but somehow we ended up lovin' it too. To this day, I always have a jar of blackstrap molasses handy.
"The difference between just plain ole molasses and the blackstrap molasses is which boiling it comes from. Regular molasses comes from the first or second boiling of the cane sugar syrup. Blackstrap comes from the third boiling, which causes the iron to increase by about 5%." ---from blackstrapmolasses.info/...ses-cures
"It is 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.
Copper, an essential component of many enzymes, plays a role in a wide range of physiological processes including iron utilization, elimination of free radicals, development of bone and connective tissue, and the production of the skin and hair pigment called melanin ... Using two teaspoons of blackstrap molasses to sweeten your morning cereal and the coffee or tea you drink during the day will supply you with 14.0% of the daily recommended value for copper." ---healthdiaries.com/...p-molasses.html
This is just a few health benefits that I found on the internet but most certainly worth looking into and trying out if you have any of these problems.