Molasses is Sweet Organic Goodness

Discussion in 'Basic Growing' started by Organic Rasta, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. surejam123

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    I found a hay bale at tractor supply that is a supplimental feed for livestock that is heat dried and has molasses mixed into it that I am going to try with my compost pile to feed the bacteria. The hay is cut real short and will be easy to mix in.
     
  2. Dutch Pimp

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    I read a thread that stated Corn Syrup might be better than molasses.

    I don't remember the details now, but I think I'll try it next grow.
     
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  3. EvilCartman

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    I'd be interested to hear how that goes.
    Sugar's sugar, it all helps to make minerals more available, right?
     
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  4. Jenny71

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    I'm a newbie..how often should I be adding nutrients to my watering cycle,and..how often should I be watering?..this is my first grow and I doubt my eyes can read much more..lol..I have no experience,only what I've read and I get alot of different info..just need someone to tell me the..what what..so I can stop guessing..I have blue cheese and Acapulco gold growing,I'm about 3 weeks into veg.18-6 light cycle,useing 400 MH ..any help would be great..thanks
     
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  5. Dutch Pimp

    Dutch Pimp Up in Smoke

    start your own thread somewhere (basic growing) forum...then we can get down to brass tacks :thumbsupold:
     
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  6. bhoboy

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    I have a question when is the right time to start using molasses forcmy girls just put them in flower and I also just got so blackstrap just wondering when to start using it
     
  7. first.timer.66

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    bhoboy, I am only on my second grow as we speak, but in grow #1 I started first week of flower. I was using about 1 tbsp per 1 or 1.5 gallons of water. I alternated w Fox Farms trio, so every other feeding, which was about once every 8 or 9 days for me.
     
  8. bhoboy

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    Thanks brotha appreciate the gelp
     
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  9. surejam123

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    I personaly would not use CORN syrup made from GMO corn and that is what it is made from ... I would not even use it on my pancakes ..Molasses is made from cane which is not GMO and contain the bio usable nutrients of iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese and copper which corn syrup does not have... and plain sugar doesn't either hope this info helps IMHO I would not use anything that has ground up chemicals or GMO nutrients on the produce I am going to be consumeing ... Would you ?
     
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  10. surejam123

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    I guess one might say that I'm kind of an Organic Nut :-}
     
  11. bhoboy

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    Nothing wrong with that I'm the same way
     
  12. surejam123

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    Not all molasses is made from sugar cane , some molasses is made from sugar beets and would have a different % of nutrients .... sugar cane farmers try to get 2 harvests in 1 season . the second harvest does not have enough time at the end of the season to fully mature so it is then manufactured with sulfur to extract the sugar. There are 3 extractions 1st extracts the sugar that we use as table sugar in crystal form with hardly any nutrients in it . The 2nd extraction gives you brown sugars used for cooking , the 3rd cooking gives you Molasses and is the remaining nutrients and bio usables called Blackstrap molasses and includes iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese and copper which will feed the micorizea in your soil turning them into sugars that the plants canthen use to grow on improveing cell brix or health of the plant to ward off any bad bugs that feed on your plants cell walls
     
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  13. surejam123

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    Now as far as Human consumption goes , Here is some info on that hopfully since this is a Molasses sweet organic goodness thread I'll go ahead and list the Health Bennies .......Health Benefits of Molasses
    Blackstrap molasses is a nourishing sweetener which contains a considerable amount of nutrients that are essential for the functioning of the body, unlike refined white sugar, which only contains simple carbohydrates and other components like aspartame, which is not very healthful for the body.
    Antioxidant Capacity: Research studies have shown that blackstrap molasses contains the highest amount of antioxidants as compared to refined sugar, corn syrup, raw cane sugar and other readily available sweeteners. These antioxidants protect the body against the oxidative damage associated with cancer, cardiovascular disorders and degenerative diseases. This makes molasses a much better alternative to refined sugar.
    Menstruation: Molasses is a good source of iron and is very effective for menstruating women who are at major risk of iron deficiency due to blood loss. With no fat and very few calories, molasses is a better alternative for contributing iron content in the body as compared to other fatty sources like red meat. Iron prevents various disorders like menorrhagia which causes excessive blood flow for a longer duration during menstruation. The minerals such as magnesium and calcium that are present in molasses help to prevent the clotting of blood, relieve menstrual cramps and help in maintaining the health of uterine muscles. Molasses is a healthy alternative, as compared to other medications for menstrual discomfort which might have certain side effects.
    Obesity: The polyphenols present in molasses have antioxidant effects which may prove effective in reducing obesity and manage weight gain. In the investigation conducted to assess the impact of molasses on a high-fat diet, it was evident that molasses extract helps in lowering the body weight and fat content by reducing the absorption of calories in the body.
    Better Sexual Health: Blackstrap molasses is rich in the trace mineral manganese, which helps in the healthy production of sex hormones. It also plays a vital role in the functioning of the nervous system, the prevention of blood clots and the production of energy from proteins and carbohydrates. A deficiency of manganese can lead to infertility, general fatigue and weak bones.
    Constipation: Molasses has been proven to be valuable in treating constipation. Research studies have shown that routine milk and molasses enemas are as effective as sodium phosphate enemas given in the pediatric emergency department to cure constipation. It is also noteworthy that curing constipation with sodium phosphate requires an additional rectal treatment. However, it is not required in the treatment done with milk and molasses when consumed orally.
    Healthy Bones: Black strap molasses is a good source of calcium, which plays an important role in maintaining bone health, the functioning of enzyme system, the removal of toxins from the colon and cell membrane function. It is also required to maintain healthy teeth and protects the body against bone diseases common during menopause. In addition to healthier bones, the ability of muscular contraction is also attributed to the presence of calcium in the body.
    Rheumatism: Molasses has been effectively utilized in the preparation of medication for treating rheumatism and neuralgia. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of molasses make it a reliable ingredient for curing such disorders.
    Diabetes: Blackstrap molasses helps in stabilizing blood sugar levels. It has a low glycemic index and aids in slowing the metabolism of glucose and carbohydrates, which subsequently means less insulin production. This helps in preventing the accumulation of excess fats or lipids in the blood stream. Molasses possesses a substantial amount of the essential trace element of chromium, which is valuable in relation to insulin action and maintenance of glucose tolerance in the body as well. Scientific research has shown that molasses contains the highest amount of chromium (0.266 mg/kg) as compared to refined white sugar and brown sugar. A deficiency of chromium can result in weak glucose tolerance which can lead to diabetes. This can represent a serious risk for chronic diseases like atherosclerosis, blood cholesterol and other cardiac disorders.
    Hypokalemia: Molasses contains the essential mineral potassium, which is required for the proper functioning of cells. It helps in maintaining the acid-base balance of the body and prevents heat exhaustion. Potassium also plays an important role in nerve and muscle contraction and helps to maintain cardiac health. Adequate intake of potassium rich foods like molasses helps to prevent disorder like hypokalemia and reduces blood pressure.
    Acne: The health benefits of molasses also include relief from acne. Molasses contains lactic acid, which helps in relieving the symptoms of acne. Lactic acid is produced by lactic acid bacteria, and plays an important role in carbohydrate metabolism. It is effectively used in the preparation of natural, non-toxic and non-allergenic treatments of a physiological nature for curing acne and other skin ailments. Apart from molasses, lactic acid is also present in sour milk, apples and tomato juice.
    Healing Touch: Molasses has been used for its wound healing effects in the treatment of wounds and skin burns. It also promotes the healthy growth of tissues. Due to the wide range of essential minerals, molasses serves very well as a potent healer.
    Red Blood Cells: Molasses is rich in copper, which aids in eradicating the free radicals from the body. It helps in the absorption of iron, the formation of red blood cells and it maintains a healthy immune system. A deficiency of copper can result in anemia, thyroid problems, cardiac arrhythmia and osteoporosis.
    Hemoglobin: The iron content in molasses helps to maintain healthy levels of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin plays a key role in supplying oxygen from lungs to other body parts. It is also vital for the production of energy and aids in maintaining a healthy metabolism.Formation of New Cells: Blackstrap molasses is also sometimes referred to as pregnancy tea, owing to the presence of iron, vitamin B (i.e. folate) and other essential minerals. Consumption of molasses during pregnancy also provides calcium, which is required for the growth and development of the baby.
    Nervous System: Molasses contains magnesium, which helps in the proper functioning of the nervous system. It keeps our nerves and blood vessels relaxed by balancing calcium volume and blocking it from rushing into the nerves. Unblocked and speedy flows of calcium into the nerves can over activate them and can lead to the transmission of too many signals and excessive nerve contraction. A deficiency of magnesium in the body can lead to hypertension, muscle cramps, spasms and general body fatigue.
    Headache and Fatigue: Blackstrap molasses is a good source of various minerals and vitamins such as vitamin B6 and pantothenic acid. The deficiency of these vitamins can cause headaches, asthma, fatigue, and stress. Consumption of molasses would help to provide these required vitamins and minerals and will help in maintaining good overall health.
    Cancer: Apart from several vitamins and minerals, blackstrap molasses also contains selenium, which is beneficial in the treatment of cancer.
    Hair Care: Molasses extracts are good for hair and they promote healthy hair growth. It softens and conditions the hair, adds a rich texture and prevents it from prematurely graying.
    Culinary Use: Molasses is quite popular for its use in baked goods like pies, gingerbread and baked beans. It is also used in the manufacturing of rum, which is one of the reasons that rum is so popular in the areas where sugarcane cultivation and molasses production is in abundance. Molasses is also utilized in providing rich, dark texture and flavor to brown sugar.
    Natural Remedies for CTS
    While more advanced stages of carpal tunnel may require more aggressive treatment, most cases can be treated naturally. Nutritional supplements such as blackstrap molasses and B vitamins help treat the condition as well as the application of castor oil.
     
  14. surejam123

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    IMHO I beleive that BSM unsulfered and Rick Simpson oil ( RSO ) used together will definately improve the health of anyone taking it ...
     
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  15. surejam123

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    BTW my wife thinks I'm huts too .. She has been brainwashed from living in the era of Reefer Madness . But thats OK to each their own ..I lover her anyways .... She's my best friend .... Wouldn't trade her for nothing Peace
     
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