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Jul 18th, 2007, 03:23 AM
It's suppose to be really healthy, heaps of vitamins and minerals and shit.

But it is also disgusting. I couldn't eat a teaspoon, so I spread the teaspoon over slices of apple, it was disgusting, I had to hold my nose while eating it so I didn't get nauseous.

What do you do with this stuff?

frank language
Jul 18th, 2007, 04:10 AM
Well, actually I was taking great quantities of it by the spoon when I was giving platelets regularly, to build my hemoglobin up. I don't find it to be bad at all, which is a good thing, because I had to take a lot of it.

(Isn't it thecatspajamas whose ".sig" is, "I eat nutritional yeast by the spoonful"? Now that's some nasty stuff!)

Jul 18th, 2007, 05:18 AM
i used to hate blackstrap mollasses, but now i tolerate it well:)

i usually put a tablespoon in a glass of warm water and stir untill it disolves & adding a bit of lemon juice can make it nicer!

(frank language, what kind of nutritional yeast have you tried? at first i thought i hated it too! till i found the flakes... now i actually crave the taste of it!)

Jul 18th, 2007, 06:48 AM
I have never tried blackstrap molasses it is supposed to be good nutritionally.
Is it sweet? I imagine it to be like treacle?

I have never tried nutritional yeast, quinoa, tempeh, seitan...loads of stuff....

Jul 18th, 2007, 09:55 AM
I have had a tbsp mixed into a glass of orange juice now and then - the vitamin C in the orange juice is supposed to help with the absorption of the iron. I can't say I found it too pleasant though. :p

Jul 18th, 2007, 10:07 AM
gingerbread! :)

You can get all the vitamins and minerals in it from other places though, so if you can't stand it just eat something else :p

Jul 18th, 2007, 11:07 AM
heaps of vitamins and minerals and shit.

But it is also disgusting.
Maybe that's the sh*t you can taste?

Jul 18th, 2007, 02:32 PM
I think it is ok, i often use it when making cookies or flapjacks. Don't think i could just eat the stuff on its own but its really good in baking.

Jul 18th, 2007, 03:37 PM
i bought a big jar of blackstrap molasses because it was an ingredient in a recipe i was going to try. i think i forgot what the recipe was though, because i've never even opened it and it's still sitting in my cupboard. :o

Jul 18th, 2007, 07:57 PM
*Invites self around Gorilla's and bake's cookies*

Jul 18th, 2007, 08:41 PM
I love love love, black strap molasses...I regularly consume a kilo of the stuff in a week.

Calcium, iron, zinc, iodine ...and 60 percent sugar....


I stink.

Jul 18th, 2007, 08:58 PM
I love it too and had to ask our local health food shop to get a bigger supply in especially for me. I drink a spoonfull in a cup of hot soya milk atleast once a day. My children like it too and call it tigger medecine...(although strictly I think Tigger prefers malt extract..which is also good..)

Jul 18th, 2007, 09:45 PM
Maybe that's the sh*t you can taste?

Heehee . . . mmmm poopstrap molasses. RW strikes again! :p (Someone had to say something! It was funny!)

Jul 19th, 2007, 12:37 PM
Heh cute.

Yeah it's sweet, way too sweet (never a fan of sweet things),
but mostly it's the bitter poison like taste that gets to me.
But maybe thats just me, I also think lettuce and walnuts have the aftertaste of poison.
And cauliflower used to have that same quality when I was a kid, but I like it now, go figure.

I will try making lemonade using it, and if it's still too unbearable I will find a gingerbread recipe.

Tibetan Snake
Jul 23rd, 2007, 01:35 AM
I like it spred realy realy thick in a sarny.
I once had a jar smash in a back pack.
Ha Ha Ha. Peed right off.

Jan 6th, 2008, 07:12 PM
Here's a great sounding recipe that uses 1/2 a cup of blackstrap molasses (though it serves 6-8). I'm going to try it one of these days, since I just got a big jar of blackstrap molasses that I have to use up.

Molasses Baked Beans (From "Viva Le Vegan")

2 cups dry navy beans, rinsed
20 cups water (to boil beans twice)
2 large red onions (4.5 cups)
3 cups water (for sauce)
1/2 cup blackstrap molasses
1/2 cup ketchup
3 tbsp tamari
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp curry powder
2 tsp dry mustard
1/8 tsp ground cloves
2 dried bay leaves
black pepper to taste

In a large pot over high heat, combine the beans with 10 cups of water. Bring to a boil and let boil uncovered for 7-8 minutes (reduce heat if it begins to boil over). Drain and rinse beans and rinse cooking pot. Return beans to pot with another 10 cups water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cook on medium-low heat partially covered for 30-35 minutes. Drain and rinse beans once more.

Preheat oven to 350˚ (176˚C). In a large casserole dish with a lid, combine the beans with the remaining ingredients. Cover and bake for 3.5-4 hours, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened and beans are tender. To thicken sauce more, remove lid and cook for another 15 minutes or more. Remove bay leaves and serve.

Jan 6th, 2008, 08:14 PM
I often put a spoonful into stews and savoury sauces especially tomato-based sauces which can be a bit too tart.

Jan 6th, 2008, 08:16 PM
Flapjacks work well in my opinion, but it makes a difference which molasses you use, did todays flapjack with Essential and it's pretty powerful stuff! I prefer the sweeter orgainic Meridian variety.

Spud Addict
Jan 6th, 2008, 10:34 PM
I think it just tastes like liquorice. With the texture of eating a spoonful of golden syrup with lots of sugar in it.
I like the idea of trying it with hot soya milk though.
I guess you either love it or hate it.