Objectionable Keto Ingredient

What is Molasses?

Molasses is a type of liquid sugar that primarily contains sucrose and smaller amounts of the monosaccharides fructose and glucose. Molasses is not as sweet as table sugar and is typically more viscous (thicker and stickier) than other liquid sweeteners like agave syrup, honey, and high fructose corn syrup. Molasses is the ingredient in brown sugar that gives it its distinct color, flavor, and moisture. In addition to its properties as a sweetener, molasses adds moisture, consistency, and crust to baked goods such as cookies, dark bread, gingerbread, and pies, as well as thickness to baked beans, marinades, and sauces. Molasses is also used to make rum. 

Keto Status?



It is another form of sugar and is pure carbohydrate, 15 net carbs in 1 Tbsp.

Possible Side Effects From Ingesting Molasses?

Will spike glucose and insulin and stop ketosis.

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I Heart Keto Mart Rating Guide

I Heart Keto Mart rates all ingredients through a “keto diet” & “low carb diet” lens. As an example, peas would be rated as “Acceptable” on a non-keto healthy diet; however, due to their carbohydrate level, we rate them “Objectionable”. We also rate all sweeteners that typically cause a rise in blood sugar and insulin levels as “Objectionable”. If you prefer a natural sweetener, like honey, over a sugar alcohol like erythritol, you may not agree with our “Objectionable” rating. I Heart Keto Mart rates all ingredients based first and foremost for those that have a sugar/carbohydrate addiction. Ingredients are rated for those who must moderate if not completely abstain from any sugars. If you have questions about this, please refer to this article: Why Some Whole Foods Are Not Keto Friendly


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