Pros And Cons Of HFCS

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I have been given the “pro” side of HFCS. First, let’s find out what high fructose corn syrup is. This is a liquid sweetener used in place of sucrose or table sugar that is derived from corn starch. The corn starch is broken down to the individual glucose molecules to create the 100 percent glucose corn syrup. Then enzymes are added to it to form the natural sugar found in fruits; fructose. High fructose corn syrup gets its name because it is “high” in fructose. The fructose amounts range between 42 percent (cereal and candy) and 55 percent (sodas).

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