There is molasses in beet pulp pellets and beet pulp shreds as a by-product of the manufacturing at the sugar factory. Molasses is added to the beet pulp during the drying phase so it does not ferment. There is only a very small amount of molasses in the beet pulp pellets and shreds, about 3%. Standlee does not add molasses to their product, it is listed on the ingredients because we are required to list ingredients by law. When considering feeding beet pulp products, look at the actual sugar content, Standlee Premium Western beet pulp pellets have about 7% sugar and the beet pulp shreds have about 10% of this 3% is from the molasses.