Is blackstrap molasses dangerous for diabetics?


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Blackstrap molasses is not dangerous for diabetics, according to NaturalNews.com. Although it is very sweet in taste, it has a very low glycemic index. A low glycemic index indicates that the sugars and carbohydrates process slower in the body aiding in less insulin production and stabilized blood glucose readings.

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Even with the low glycemic index, the use of blackstrap molasses should be limited in a diabetic diet, as discussed at DiabetesMyWay.com. The process of making the molasses includes extracting sugar from sugar cane to make a syrup. The syrup is boiled three times to make a dark syrup. What is left after the triple boiling process is a byproduct. The sucrose in blackstrap molasses is removed after the boiling process as crystallization occurs.

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