It is the syrup, which drains from raw sugar. It is used for making rum, etc. If molasses contains excessive moisture this may cause an increase in invert sugar and a slow loss of total sugars. It has been found that Java molasses may contain a certain amount of cane fiber. This is inherent in the molasses, and is sometimes removed before shipment by heating and straining. Such heating, on discharge, if cane fiber were present, should only be carried out with the full knowledge and compliance of consignees.
Subject to loss in weight due to seepage from unsuitable containers or absorption by the containers.
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