Molasses is made during the process of refining sugar, by boiling down sugar cane or sugar beet juice into a thick syrup. When sugar crystals are extracted, the syrup that remains is known as molasses. It is high in calcium, magnesium, iron and potassium and contains sulphur and a host of micronutrients. Molasses provides plants with a quick source of energy and stimulates the growth of beneficial microorganisms.
Molasses aids in water retention and overall structure of the soil and can also be used as a natural insecticide.