Letter to the Editor

Black Strap Molasses for the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease-associated Anemia

Authors: Anuradha Tunuguntla, MD, Michael J. Sullivan, MD

Abstract

To the Editor: Molasses is the final effluent obtained in the preparation of sucrose by repeated evaporation, crystallization, and centrifugation of juices from sugar cane and sugar beets. Black strap molasses is essentially the residue remaining after the final extraction of sucrose in the processing of sugar cane. It is rich in iron, potassium, and calcium. It contains approximately 250 mg/kg of iron. Molasses has been used in livestock and poultry feeds since the beginning of the nineteenth century.

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