Black Treacle is a byproduct of sugar cane’s refining process. Sugar cane is mashed to create juice. It’s then boiled once to create cane syrup. A second boiling creates molasses.
After this syrup has been boiled a third time, a dark viscous liquid emerges known to Americans as blackstrap molasses. It has the lowest sugar content of any sugar cane product.
The wonderment of Black Treacle is that it’s unlike refined sugar, which has zero nutritional value. Black Treacle contains vital vitamins and minerals, such as:
- vitamin B6
Black Treacle is touted as a superfood. While it’s no miracle cure, it’s a rich source of several minerals.