Yes, I have noticed differences in various products. I too use the Plantation brand with the higher iron/calcium content, more so for the calcium than iron but I like that benefit too. I always make sure it is "blackstrap", and always check labels. I wonder if it has something to do with thickness/concentration? I've noticed differences in thickness and mediciny taste with some molasses brands. Plantation does have a strong bitter kind of taste, but I have grown to like it.@Naturebound--have you noticed this about molasses reading labels? I'm not a fan, only for ginger things, but noticed these two Plantation products differ a good bit:
this is their blackstrap
But this is their organic blackstrap:
The organic has only 8% calcium compared to a whopping 20% for the regular
Please do share if you get a response back from them!Yeah, they're both blackstrap, only difference is the lower calcium being organic. I'd suspect the other way around> I find that kind of variance in other products, but that's a big difference!
I'm gonna email the company for an explanation
I like your suggestion of pineapple. I love grilled pineapple and can see it paired with a molasses ginger glaze.
My favorite smoothie is fresh pineapple, ginger, matcha some soy milk. I bet I could add some molasses to that!
I do graphic design for food packaging, and I come across this all the time. In Canada, the CFIA heavily regulates the way food products can be marketed and labelled, so it is a lot more precise. For example, companies are required by law to have a third party lab test and provide nutritional content for their labelling so that there is no bias.Please do share if you get a response back from them!
I find it irritating when there are such huge discrepancies in nutrition labels and ingredients on products, even from the same brand. I've also noticed this with servings. I once bought some vegan protein powder that said 1 scoop 110 calories. I bought it again a few months later and it said 2 scoops 110 calories lol. Or I have found some foods to have different nutrition labels on the package than on the website.
I used to be obsessed with calorie content when I was really sick. I wanted to eat oat bran, but I couldn't bring myself to, because there was no consistent calorie amount. It varies widely from nutrition site to site and brand to brand. Bob's Red Mill always seems to have a higher calorie/nutrition content listed than other brands or generic bulk labels. I read once where they count the fiber that is not absorbed by the body or something like that, where other companies calculate that out of the equation. Maybe something to do with weight of the food too. Really, when you think about it, how in the world can there truly be an exact percentage or number regarding the nutrition that is in any given food. There are just so many variables.
of course, but it's still an estimate based on an average, which may not be applicable for a lot of people - for example, the RDA for protein will vary widely depending on a person's age/weight/activity level, so it is still better to know your own personal needs and look at the grams/mcg rather than rely on the percentages on NFTs ^_^There is another brand that has the organic blackstrap as that much higher in calcium and the regular blackstrap that much lower, with iron the opposite way
While I can find arguments on line about soil conditions and other such variences, nothing that would relate to the difference in organic vs conventional.
I can't even find contact info for them
And the % is for RDA not of daily caloric values