Corn Syrup

Corn syrup is made from the starch of corn. It is mainly used in cooking to achieve certain desired textures.

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What is the difference in molasses and corn syrup?

in short, molasses is made from sugar cane, and corn syrup is made from corn. Dark corn syrup and molasses cannot be used interchangeably.
corn syrup is made from the starch of Maize. Molasses is the by product of the processing of sugar cane

Do brewers use corn syrup?

I know that Miller uses corn syrup. While on the other hand Budweiser uses Rice. Both use them to supplement the grains used for body and flavor. Neither the corn or the rice add much flavor. I know that Miller uses corn syrup. While on the other hand Budweiser uses Rice. Both use them to supplement the grains used for body and flavor. Neither the corn or the rice add much flavor.

Is corn syrup a molecular or ionic compound?

Defenitely not ionic. It is a very soluble mixture of many (polar) hydrophylic sugar compounds (glucose, fructose, sucrose, maltose, maltodextrins etc.) and water (being a syrup!).

So it is not even a molecular compound, whatever that may be!

Is there corn syrup in malt syrup?

Although ingredients might differ in commercially labeled products, malt syrup is made from malted barley, while corn syrup is made from corn sugars.

Why is corn syrup denser then water?

Because water can dissolve sugars without the volume increasing. So if you have one cup of water, you can add sugar, salt, or corn syrup solids into it and they will dissolve; but it will still only be one cup, unless you add a lot. Note before it dissolves it will increase the volume.

Experiment: fill up a 2 cup measure with water, add salt stir, add more stir, and in the end you'll see that if it all dissolves you will still have exactly one cup, but it will weight more because there is more in there: thus it is more dense.

Is corn syrup a hypotonic solution or hypertonic solution?

Corn syrup is a hypertonic solution because cells are moving out instead of in, and the cell is shrinking.

Why does an egg float when placed in corn syrup?

Because the density of the egg is less than that of corn syrup

When did the cola industry start using corn syrup?

1984 was when coca-cola made the switch to no sugar cane and all high fructose corn syrup. However this formula varies in different areas of the world. Ex: In the Caribbean they use sugar cane as an ingredient due to the availability and cheapness of it. It is also hypothesized that the switch in America in 1984 helped raise the number of cased of diabetes.

Is corn syrup treacle?

No, corn syrup is glucose. Treacle is a separate thing.

Is glycerin the same as corn syrup?

No, glycerin and corn syrup are entirely different substances with different uses in baking.

Can you use canola oil instead of corn syrup?

No, they have nothing in common. Canola oil is the oil expressed from the canola or rape seed. Corn syrup is a sugar syrup produced from corn starch.

Is sugar healthier than high fructose corn syrup?

It depends what you mean when you say "sugar". Most lay people would mean common white table sugar, or sucrose. If this is the case you are referring to a compound that is a 1:1 ratio of a glucose, fructose combination. High Fructose Corn Syrup comes in two common varieties, either 55% fructose 45% glucose or 42% fructose and 58% glucose. Either way, you are looking at percentages that are very similar to table sugar and treated by the body in almost the same pathways for processing. Glucose is not the issue, however elevated levels of fructose have recently been linked to higher levels of obesity and diabetes, as the body metabolizes it more like fat. This issue is created from both sources. The natural fructose in fruit is counterbalanced by fiber but this is generally not present in foods with high fructose corn syrup. For this reason the blood sugar level goes much higher, especially if drinking high fructose corn syrup. This can lead to obesity, diabetes and poor digestion.

In summary, they are both equally poison to the system in large quantities such as is normal to the American diet and will over prolonged periods of time lead to deleterious health effects.

"Editorial Note: High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) plays a leading role in the epidemic of obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer and type-2 diabetes sweeping across the post industrial world. Read how eating fructose sweetened foods rapidly produces a chain reaction of events in the body to result in out-of-control lipids, blood sugar and metabolic diseases like diabetes, atherosclerosis and similar conditions. Together with eating foods that are high in long-chain omega-6 vegetable oils, trans fats from processed foods, and saturated fats from farm-raised grain fed red meats and dairy, eating HFCS high fructose corn syrups is one of the major factors killing most people who die from obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer, or a host of other diseases that have been proven to be associated with inflammation and insulin resistance. This excellent study from scientists working in Canada details the high fructose problem facing anyone eating today's common high sugar, low fiber, low antioxidant, high fat diet."

Authors: Heather Basciano, Lisa Federico and Khosrow Adeli of the Clinical Biochemistry Division, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Published in the journal: "Nutrition & Metabolism", February 21, 2005.

Are there Carbohydrates in corn syrup solids?

Yes, corn syrup is completely composed of sugar, mostly glucose. Sugar is a simple carbohydrate and thus corn syrup solids contain carbohydrates and nothing else

What might happen if a 73-year-old endomorph diabetic male injected 6 ml of high fructose corn syrup into his blood stream?

This sounds (literally) like a life or death question. You may want to contact a medical professional about this.


Hmm... that's touchy. Honestly, depending on just how bad this man's health is unless he is within finger's reach of sufficient insulin, plenty of food, and most importantly a hospital he'd die pretty quick. Probably a heartstorm or spontaneous kidney failure (even if he undergoes regular dialysis) not to mention his eye sight might disappear within so many minutes just before unconciousness.

If you're thinking about trying this as a prank DON'T DO IT!! Regardless of the legal definition, morally if you do this knowing his vulnerabilities it's kind of like comitting first degree murder especially if he's a type 1 (insulin dependant) diabetic.

Is this some kind of sick joke question? I'm a type 1 diabetic and this sounds like attempted murder or a suicide attempt? defintely NOT ok!

When did Pepsi cola start using High Fructose COrn Syrup instead of Sugar?

On November 6, 1984, both Coca Cola and Pepsi announced plans to stop using sugar in soft drinks, replacing it with high-fructose corn syrup.

Why does bread contain high fructose corn syrup?

HFCS is used in bread and other baked goods to help with browning and to make the product softer. Pick up virtually any loaf of bread at the supermarket and it will contain either sugar or HFCS.

Answer HFCS is in bread and just about everything else because it is cheaper than sugar plus it bulks up the product so the consumer thinks he is getting more for his money. HFCS is banned in Europe.