From Left: Medfoods Corab Molasses, Medfoods Date Molasses, Medfoods Grape Molasses

Used a sweetener in replacement of sugar, it has many health benefits than it may seem. It contains important nutrients and antioxidants that are essential for everyday living and it is a healthier option than refined sugar.

Molasses is a thick syrup made during the making of sugar. Juices are boiled down to form sugar crystals and then removed, leaving a thick browned syrup, which is known as Molasses. Each process of this creates a different type of molasses.

At Medfoods, we offer a range of Molasses to choose from; Pomegranate, Grape, Date and Carob Molasses. Each of these serve their own purposes within Mediterranean dishes, also providing many health benefits to our bodies. Teta believes that these molasses often help with managing diabetes; she believes the best mix is Ricotta Cheese and Medfoods Date Molasses in order to maintain glucose levels.

The nutrients you can find in Molasses include vitamin B, Calcium, Potassium, Copper, Iron and Magnesium. Even though it should not be the main source for these nutrients, it is a great way to get these nutrients when wanting to eat something sweet.

Due to the nutrients found in these Molasses, it can encourage bone health through its decent amount of calcium, which promotes healthy bones and prevents bone-related diseases such as osteoporosis. It can also promote cardiovascular health, as it is a good source of potassium. This promotes healthy blood pressure and can even help increase good cholesterol levels, preventing cardiovascular-related diseases.

Along with providing nutrients and antioxidants, it has also been used to remove the frizziness in bleached/coloured hair. It should be mixed with warm water and applied to the hair for 15 minutes. However, at the end of the day, it is a sugar-based product, and when eaten in excessive amounts can have negative effects on health.