FAQ: Chaffhaye contains molasses. Is this OK for my horse?
Jan 23 2016 by Chaffhaye
Molasses is added to Chaffhaye for the sole purpose of providing a readily available food source for the beneficial bacteria that ferment the forage. Therefore, the molasses is a “pre-biotic” for the bacteria. Applied in an amount of no more than three tablespoons per 50-pound bag, its relative percentage vis-a-vis the natural plant sugar is negligible. In fact, nearly all of the supplemented molasses is converted by the fermentation process into beneficial acids that preserve the forage quality. The Chaffhaye process results in a forage product with less than 5% residual sugars, far below conventional hays or growing pasture. So the net benefit to your horse is increased palatability and intake of high-quality forage leading to greater digestion and assimilation of its nutrients. Chaffhaye is perfect for overweightt, insulin-resistant or laminitic horses who must watch their sugar intake.