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    Corn Syrup Lab Report

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    Purpose Determine the ratio of sugar to corn syrup that produces the best-tasting and best-textured marshmallow. Hypothesis That marshmallows will taste better when made with more corn syrup than more of granulated sugar. I think this because the Materials Square or round foil cake pans, 8 or 9 inches wide (9) Masking tape Pen or permanent marker Vegetable oil, like canola or safflower oil, for greasing pans Paper towels (1 roll) Powdered or confectioners sugar (3 cups) Strainer, small Measuring cups Water Large mixing bowl 1/4-oz envelopes of plain, unflavored, gelatin (9 envelopes). A 1 oz box of Knox Gelatine contains (4) 1/4 oz envelopes, other brands may be packaged differently. Gelatin is available at grocery stores in the baking section. Fork Small saucepan with lid Corn syrup, like light corn syrup; glucose syrup is a possible substitute (18 fl. oz)…

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    High Fructose Corn Syrup

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    The Impact of High-Fructose Corn Syrup on Health: Exorbitant Consumption Perhaps the most polarizing issue regarding high-fructose corn syrup is its impacts on human health. I believe that health is truly the greatest wealth and that it is in the best interests of an individual to carefully make decisions regarding what one should eat. Therefore, it is necessary for me to understand the underlying health risks associated with high-fructose corn syrup consumption. The consumption of…

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    Dear Aunt, Your concerns about high fructose corn syrup are completely understandable. There are so many conflicting statements and ideas on the subject; it is no wonder that such controversy surrounds it. In order to fully understand the effects that high fructose corn syrup has on the body, we should start with what HFCS really is. The sweeteners that we all know and love, such as table sugar and honey, are made up of two simple sugars: glucose and fructose. Simple sugars, also known as…

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    High Fructose Corn Syrup There are many controversies about high fructose corn syrup when it comes to the debate of whether is causes certain diseases or if it is healthy or not. High fructose corn syrup is composed of either 42 percent or 55 percent fructose. It is a sweetener made from corn that also contains sugars that are primarily glucose and high sugars (chains of glucose). Many people are skeptical against high fructose corn syrup which is also known as (HFCS), but there are many…

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    High Fructose Corn Syrup What do Oreos, Wonderbread, Sprite, Heinz Ketchup, and Mott’s Applesauce have in common? They all contain high fructose corn syrup. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) sounds natural, since it uses the words “fructose” and “corn,” and seeing as the refiners want it to be called “corn sugar.” However, HFCS is not natural, and not good for consumption because it leads to obesity and other high risk health factors. Knowing what is okay to consume and not okay is confusing when…

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    High fructose corn syrup is a simple carbohydrate also known as a monosaccharide. Sweet corn kernels are harvested and converted into starch by using caustic soda. Typically, cornstarch is 93% to 96% glucose. Because pure corn syrup is not sweet enough for food manufacturing, food processors add Enzymes to convert glucose into fructose, which changes the molecular structure. The exact ratio of glucose to fructose depends on the manufacturing process. Researchers from Princeton University…

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    process for making high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). HFCS is an alternative sweetener to sucrose originally derived from corn. Through a chemical and enzymatic process, corn is broken down through the molecular levels until the monosaccharide fructose is produced (Parker et al, 2010). The product was adopted by the food and beverage industry in the 1970’s. Due to it’s diversability and cost effectiveness, it was embraced by the food and beverage industry with open arms as the new replacement for…

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    However, since the article by Dr. Bray was posted, the scientific community sought to find the truth as to whether high fructose corn syrup could really be responsible for this dramatic spike in obesity. Dr. John White is a leading opponent of Brady's hypothesis linking HFCS with obesity. Since the HFCS-obesity hypothesis was introduced by Dr. Bray in 2004, as White (2008) put it: ...it quickly took on a life of its own. This once mundane ingredient [high fructose corn syrup] became vilified in…

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    Scicurious, High Fructose Corn Syrup: Much Maligned? Or the Devil’s Food Cake?, August 23, 2011, Fructose is a yellowish white crystallized, water soluble ketonic monosaccharide sugar found in many plants, C6H12O6. It is sweeter than sucrose and often bonded to glucose to form the disaccharide sucrose. Triglyceride is a type of fat (lipid) found in the blood. When we eat, our body convert any calories that doesn’t need to use right away into triglycerides. Triglycerides are stored in the fat…

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    King Corn is an eye-opening documentary that highlights the huge role that corn plays in American society. The film was produced in 2007 by college friends Aaron Woolf, Ian Cheney, and Curtis Ellis, who together moved from their familiar urban city to an Iowa farm. The film follows Cheney and Ellis as they rent a one-acre plot of farmland and plant their own crop of field corn. The documentary serves to demonstrate the American food industry’s reliance on corn and how corn has come to be in…

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