Molasses vs. Honey

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Molasses and Honey is that the Molasses is a viscous by-product of the refining of sugarcane, grapes, or sugar beets into sugar, often used in cookie baking and Honey is a sweet food made by bees using nectar from blossoms

  • Molasses

    Molasses () or black treacle (British English) is a viscous product resulting from refining sugarcane or sugar beets into sugar. Molasses varies by amount of sugar, method of extraction, and age of plant. Sugarcane molasses is primarily used for sweetening and flavoring foods in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere. Molasses is a defining component of fine commercial brown sugar.Sweet sorghum syrup may be colloquially called “sorghum molasses” in the southern United States. Molasses has a stronger flavor than most alternative syrups.

  • Honey

    Honey is a sweet, viscous food substance produced by bees and some related insects. Bees produce honey from the sugary secretions of plants (floral nectar) or other insects (aphid honeydew) through regurgitation, enzymatic activity, and water evaporation. Honey is stored in wax structures called honeycombs. The variety of honey produced by honey bees (the genus Apis) is the best-known, due to its worldwide commercial production and human consumption. Honey is collected from wild bee colonies, or from hives of domesticated bees, a practice known as beekeeping.

    Honey gets its sweetness from the monosaccharides fructose and glucose, and has about the same relative sweetness as sucrose (granulated sugar). It has attractive chemical properties for baking and a distinctive flavor when used as a sweetener. Most microorganisms do not grow in honey, so sealed honey does not spoil, even after thousands of years.

    Honey provides 64 calories in a serving of one tablespoon (15 ml) equivalent to 1272 kJ per 100 g. Honey is generally safe, but may have various, potentially adverse effects or interactions upon excessive consumption, existing disease conditions, or use of prescription drugs.

    Honey use and production have a long and varied history as an ancient activity, depicted in Valencia, Spain, by a cave painting of humans foraging for honey at least 8,000 years ago.

  • Molasses (noun)

    A thick brownish syrup produced in the refining of raw sugar.

  • Honey (noun)

    A viscous, sweet fluid produced from plant nectar by bees. Often used to sweeten tea or to spread on baked goods.

  • Honey (noun)

    A variety of this substance.

  • Honey (noun)

    Something sweet or desirable.

  • Honey (noun)

    A term of affection.

    “Honey, would you take out the trash?”

    “Honey, I’m home.”

  • Honey (noun)

    A woman, especially an attractive one.

    “Man, there are some fine honeys here tonight!”

  • Honey (noun)

    A spectrum of pale yellow to brownish-yellow colour, like that of most types of (the sweet substance) honey.

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  • Honey (adjective)

    Involving or resembling honey.

  • Honey (adjective)

    Of a pale yellow to brownish-yellow colour, like most types of honey.

  • Honey (verb)

    To sweeten; to make agreeable.

  • Honey (verb)

    To be gentle, agreeable, or coaxing; to talk fondly; to use endearments.

  • Honey (verb)

    To be or become obsequiously courteous or complimentary; to fawn.

  • Honey (noun)

    a sweet, sticky yellowish-brown fluid made by bees and other insects from nectar collected from flowers.

  • Honey (noun)

    a yellowish-brown or golden colour

    “her honey skin”

  • Honey (noun)

    any sweet substance similar to bees’ honey.

  • Honey (noun)

    an excellent example of something

    “it’s one honey of an adaptation”

  • Honey (noun)

    an attractive girl

    “she’s a little honey”

  • Honey (noun)

    darling; sweetheart (usually as a form of address)

    “hi, honey!”

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