Centuries in the Making of Marvellous Molasses
Sunshine Sugar’s range of boutique consumer molasses grades are made from 100 per cent Australian-grown sugarcane, for use by bakers and confectioners through to rum distillers and livestock feed manufacturers.
From the Latin mel alluding to its honeyed properties, the rich syrup translated into the sixteenth-century English ‘melasus’ (Lichefield,1582) as noted by the Portuguese in their East Indies conquest.
Five centuries on and Sunshine Sugar’s Premium Blend Molasses is used in a wide range of consumer products – as a sweetener in teas and coffee,
a health tonic in smoothies or shakes, making stockfeeds more palatable and nutritious, and a baking staple for golden colour, richer flavour and moist, chewy texture.
Satisfyingly sweet or boldly savoury, Sunshine Sugar Premium Blend Molasses delivers the characteristic strong aroma of caramelised sugar with a hint
of sweetness, for irresistibly cake-like cookies, rich fruit and Bundt cakes, chewy gingerbreads and sweet bars.
“With anti-inflammatory properties and high in antioxidants, iron, vitamin B6, calcium, manganese and magnesium to combat stress or anxiety,
the benefits of molasses extend to its low glycaemic index, and lactic acid properties for
more natural treatment of skin conditions,” Sunshine Sugar Chief Executive Officer Chris Connors told The Cultivator.
“Sunshine Sugar’s Premium Blend Molasses combines the thickest, darkest and most robust blackstrap molasses with selected refinery streams for more balanced flavour complexity, while retaining all the naturally occurring vitamins and minerals.”
BANANA BLACKSTRAP BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE
1 frozen ripe banana
1 tablespoon Sunshine Sugar Premium Blend Molasses
1/2 tablespoon raw cacao powder 1 cup milk, yogurt or kefir
1 tablespoon of chia seeds for some extra protein and energy