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Final molasses

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The black syrup, commonly known as molasses or ‘C’ syrup, remaining after the sugar syrup has been boiled and passed through the centrifugal for the last time in a mill or refinery. The sugar it contains cannot be removed economically. A typical analysis of final molasses includes sucrose (34.1%, reducing sugars (16.5%), ash (11.3%), water (21.8%) and various sugars, gums and acids (16.3%). The ash includes calcium, magnesium potassium, silicon, iron, phosphorous and other elements in the form of inorganic salts.

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