Definition of blackstrap in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈblakstrap/


A dark, viscous molasses, the byproduct of the final extraction phase of sugar refining, used chiefly in cattle feed and in the industrial production of citric acid and vinegar.
Example sentences
  • A variety of foods can provide your family with nutritious sources of iron: lean meats, eggs, green leafy vegetables, dried peas and beans, blackstrap molasses, raisins, and whole-grain bread.
  • The least pure is blackstrap molasses or black treacle, which is a residue from cane refining.
  • Over the years readers have shared their favorite remedies, including fresh dates and uncooked prunes, chocolate, hot water with lemon juice, sugar-free gum and blackstrap molasses.

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Syllabification: black·strap

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