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MOLASSES Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Repeated centrifuging in crystalline sugar manufacturing of concentrated and clarified cane or beet juice leaves this heavenly, heavy, viscous liquid after the removal of sucrose from the mother liquor. The final molasses, also known as blackstrap, is used in making ethyl alcohol as rum, and may still contain 35 percent or more of fermentable sugars.


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