Blackstrap Molasses~ A cure all?
Blackstrap Molasses is a great source of iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, copper, and manganese. Many people have reversed their gray hair with it, or so they claim. This would most likely be due to the copper content, as copper deficiency can lead to premature gray hair, and we wouldn’t want that! And really, how much copper are we consuming each day?
Regarding the copper content in it:
***Copper is an essential component of enzymes and 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/oatmeal, coffee or tea during the day will supply you with 14.0% of the daily recommended value for copper.***
Over on Earth Clinic, people have reported that they have cured all sorts of things by simply taking a daily dose of blackstrap molasses, such as cancer,fibroids, acne, arthritis knee pain, and everything in between.
I don’t really have anything wrong with me at the moment, other then having low iron, so can’t really comment on the other uses at this time. I just wanted to try the nonsynthetic route.
There is a difference between Blackstrap Molasses and Regular Molasses, keep that in mind. You will only find regular molasses at your grocery stores and Wal-mart. If you have some sort of local country store in your area, that is where you will most definetly locate the good stuff! They also sell it at Whole Foods and Health food stores.
If you’ve ever watched the movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, In one of the scenes a machine is smashing what is suppose to be sugarcane… Willy Wonka then mentions that the juice is extracted through the machine and turned into molasses. The molasses looks light, but it was very dark on the edges towards the bottom. That is what is known as “blackstrap” molasses. Blackstrap molasses is like tar in texture in comparison to regular molasses because blackstrap molasses is the final result of sugar refining, which makes it extremely strong and concentrated.
In the Fall time you can usually go to local fairs and watch the process being done. We have done this several times before.
I started taking a daily tablespoon of Blackstrap Molasses two weeks ago for my low-iron. It is an acquired taste, no doupt about that! I can handle it, but have also tried it in my coffee, which was actually very good. Some people place it in their oatmeal, or spread it on toast, etc. Personally, I’d love to be able to just eat a 1/2 dozen molasses cookies every day instead! Yum!
However it’s just best to take it by the spoonful as a medicine and be done with it. I recall my grandmother taking it in a glass of water as a kid too.
Any really, instead of focusing on how gross it really is, (but it’s really NOT all that bad though) Just say to yourself: I’m a beautiful, delightful & special person… and I’m drinking something totally off the chart disgusting, simply because I’m worth it!” :o)~
If you keep saying this over and over again, drinking toilet water would even be tolerable, I would think? *G*
So I encourage you all to just go for it! It really is an energy booster, if nothing more!
2 capfuls of apple cider vinegar(distilled white will work too, if that is all you have.)
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup of molasses
pepper to taste
Place chicken in a crock pot,pour vinegar on top.(this tenderizes it.) Then pour melted butter over chicken,then drizzel the molasses over the butter to form a glaze. Lastly, season the top with lots of pepper. You could add salt, but real butter has so much salt in it anyways.Of course if you only buy the unsalted kind, then by all means-salt it up!
Set crock pot on high for about 3-4 hours. If you have to work, place it on low for 8 hours, just be sure you have about 3 cups of water on the bottom of the crockpot before placing the chicken in.
Variation: Sometimes I mix a cup of catsup with the Molasses to give the chicken a BBQ flavor.