Known for its blood-forming properties and containing high levels of calcium, molasses has benefits you have never heard before. What? Here is item by item benefits of molasses…
- Increases body resistance
- Balances blood pressure
- If you are sick, it speeds up the healing process
Grape molasses is among the best known. So what else is there? Here are the types of molasses …
Dyt from Memorial Kayseri Hospital Nutrition and Diet Department. Nur Tatlıoğlu gave information about molasses, which is an indispensable food source especially in cold weather.
Molasses, which has been traditionally made in Anatolia for thousands of years without the use of sugar and other additives, is a dense and sweet syrup produced by boiling and concentrating fruit juices rich in sugar. Molasses is produced from fresh grapes and raisins that cannot be exported, but also from carob, apple, mulberry, apricot, plum, watermelon, fig and sugar beet. Molasses is a good source of carbohydrate and energy due to its high sugar content; It also contains minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium. The nutritional content of molasses varies according to the fruit it is made from.
Being an energy source rich in carbohydrates, molasses enters the blood shortly after consumption without the need for digestion due to its glucose and fructose content. Contains B (B1, B2, B3) vitamins and with its richness of calcium, potassium, magnesium, chromium and iron, it is a source of high levels of vitamins and minerals. A tablespoon (10 grams) of molasses, which has an average of 29 calories, contains approximately 1 mg of iron and 40 mg of calcium. 100 grams of molasses provides approximately 293 calories of energy.
Molasses is a food source that increases blood production and is good for anemia due to its easily absorbable iron content in the body. Molasses is one of the best sources of calcium after milk and dairy products and is very important for bone development and health. Molasses is also very effective in regulating blood pressure thanks to its rich potassium content. Antioxidants in molasses strengthen the immune system by increasing body resistance. Due to its protective effect against diseases is good for coughing and is known to cause expectorant.
It plays an important role in the treatment of oral wounds called thrush in both adults and children. “How many calories?” Since the simple sugars in molasses quickly mix with the blood, of individuals with diabetes It is recommended not to consume too much molasses, such as sugar and honey. Due to the large amount of minerals and high absorption rates pregnant and nursing mothers is a nutrient that should be in the diet of patients in the recovery period.
Especially of adolescentsThose who cannot gain weight, who have anorexia and weakness complaints should include pekmez in their diet. Molasses, eczema, pearl, acne and it is used as an adjuvant in the treatment of other skin diseases. Contains potassium thanks to, blood pressure It has a stabilizing feature. It is recommended that adults consume 1-2 tablespoons per day and children 1-2 teaspoons of molasses, which has a rich nutritional content.
- Homemade molasses should be stored away from sunlight and at room temperature. Molasses with a long shelf life purchased from the market should be kept in the refrigerator after the cover is opened.
- Molasses should not be exposed to high temperatures. If it freezes, it should be thawed by bain-marie method before exceeding 70 degrees Celsius.
- Excessive amount of molasses can cause diarrhea and bloating in the digestive system. For this reason, it should be consumed in a balanced way.
- Due to its high calorie content, excessive consumption can cause weight gain and fat in the body.
- For those with iron deficiency, molasses should not be eaten mixed with yogurt. If it cannot be consumed alone, it can be preferred with fruits. Thus, the iron absorption will be higher.