Depending on origin, producer, exporter and loading port the qualities of sugar cane molasses can vary heavily.
Molasses is made up of residual ingredients of the processed sugar cane as well as traces from used additives in different proportions, depending on whether the sugar production method is used. Based on usage the following ingredients are viewed as the main quality determiners. The sugar content of sugar cane is typically termed as saccharose or total sugar, the dry matter as Brix or it is displayed as water / drymatter.
The quality of non-standardized cane molasses can vary within the following benchmarks:
| Saccarose|| 25 to 39%|
| Invert|| 12 to 19%|
| Brix|| 77 to 86%|
| Ash|| 8 to 14%|
| Raw protein|| 4 to 6%|
Depending on usage, this commodity is traded in different forms. For fermenting purposes mainly based on analysis or sample report with a price setting pro – rata calculation of the sugar content.