i have just been looking at the labels on two jars of different blackstrap molasses, and also checking out various online nutrition databases.
In all cases there is a (varying) difference between total carbs and total sugars, but for the life of me i cannot work out where the rest of the carbs are coming from?
As far as i can tell there is no fiber (fibre) or starch in blackstrap molasses.
Here's a cronometer example,
if you adjust for 100 grams, there is 60.80 grams total carbs and 42.80 grams total sugars.
...what's the story, where are the rest of the carbs coming from?
asked bydaz (4493)
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on January 10, 2013
at 05:47 AM
I ended up emailing one of the vendors to get the info, i'll summarise,
The carbohydrates (saccharides) are divided into four chemical groupings: monosaccharides, disaccharides, oligosaccharides, and polysaccharides. In general, the monosaccharides and disaccharides, which are smaller (lower molecular weight) carbohydrates, are commonly referred to as sugars. Source
email from the vendor;
Molasses contains carbohydrates that include sugars such as sucrose, fructose and glucose (expressed on a product label as ???sugars???) and oligosaccharides, which are built from long chain of simple sugars. The most common oligosaccharide in molasses is raffinose.