Unsulfured blackstrap molasses is more than just a sweetener. It's full of health promoting vitamins and minerals and makes a great nutritional supplement. Taken from the second pressing of the cane, all of the white sugar has been removed from this molasses leaving all the trace elements, especially all of those valuable minerals. Delicious mixed in herbal teas or in hot water with lemon and milk. There are 3 different grades of molasses. The first and second grades are fairly sweet. Blackstrap molasses is the third grade it's not very sweet, but it does have the highest vitamin and mineral content of all three grades.