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By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · May 2, 2014
Molasses is the liquid residue left after condensing the juice of sugar cane or sugar beets until sugar crystals precipitate. When all the crystals that can be formed have been centrifuged off, the syrup can be as high as 85% dry matter. This syrup is too thick and sticky to be handled by ordinary mill equipment, and must be diluted somewhat before it is used at a feed mill.
Even though sugar is the primary material extracted from the condensed cane syrup, a great deal of unextractable sugar is still left in molasses...
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