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High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is any of a group of corn syrups which have undergone enzymatic processing in order to increase their fructose content and are then mixed with pure corn syrup (100% glucose) to reach their final form.

Corn Syrup is a viscous, sweet syrup produced by breaking down (hydrolyzing) cornstarch, either by heating it with a dilute acid or by combining it with enzymes.

Cornstarch, or cornflour, is the starch of the maize grain, commonly known as corn.

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High Fructose Corn Syryp has undergone a process which converts the glucose sugar in the syrup to fructose sugar.


High fructose corn syrup is a liquid sweetener and is composed of roughly equal parts fructose and glucose. Crystalline fructose is a dry sweetener and is all fructose.


high fructose corn syrup is syrup from corn high in fructose


High fructose corn syrup is a derivative of corn syrup but not the same. Enzymatic processing produces a syrup which is higher in fructose and sweeter tasting.


No, high fructose corn syrup is made from corn.


no high fructose corn syrup is a lot worse


No, high fructose corn syrup is organic.


High-fructose corn syrup is a mixture of fructose and glucose.


No, Snickers uses corn syrup. Corn syrup is distinct from high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), which is created when corn syrup undergoes enzymatic processing, producing a sweeter compound that contains higher levels of fructose.


No. high fructose corn syrup and corn syrup are distinctly different products. When Karo was introduced in 1902, it did not contain high fructose corn syrup. Sometime in the 1970's, it was added to the Karo light and pancake syrups. As a result of consumer requests, the high fructose corn syrup has now been removed and all Karo products are high fructose corn syrup free.


No. Regular corn syrup is 10% fructose. High Fructose Corn Syrup (known in industry as "HFCS-55") is 55% fructose. The remainder in both products is glucose. For comparison, white sugar is 50% fructose, and Agave syrup is 47%-56% frutose.



No, high fructose corn syrup is not nutritious.


High fructose corn syrup is a mixture and therefore does not have a chemical formula.


No, high-fructose corn syrup does not contain gluten.


Standard, run of the mill high fructose corn syrup.


Coca-Cola contains high fructose corn syrup.


High fructose corn syrup contains more fructose than refined sugar.


No. Corn Syrup and High Fructose Corn Syrup will be labeled separately.


A common name for fructose is corn syrup. Fructose is the sugar that is found in fruit. Corn syrup is used in cooking. If corn syrup is used in a recipe, it will usually call for less sugar to be added.


Fresh mangos do not contain high fructose corn syrup. HFCS is a sweetener derived from corn.


Corn syrup comes from corn, cane syrup comes from sugar cane.


Sadly, Yes. This ingredient of High Fructose Corn Syrup is found in Hershey's Chocolate Syrup. I recommend you not taking in High Fructose Corn Syrup because It can clog up your arteries and cause diabetes. High Fructose Corn Syrup contains mercury which is not good for you either. If you want to live longer, I suggest you stop eating or drinking products that contain High Fructose Corn Syrup.


yes, the majority of any sodas contain high fructose corn syrup.


High fructose corn syrup actually acts the same as sugar: Sugar provides energy for the body that is needed to function properly (high fructose corn syrup is basically sugar)



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