Corn Syrup, High Fructose

Approximate pH Level: +5

High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)—also called glucose/fructose in Canada,Isoglucose or Glucose-Fructose syrup and high-fructose maize syrup in other countries—comprises any of a group of corn syrups that has undergone enzymatic processing to convert some of its glucose into fructose to produce a desired sweetness.

Due to US-imposed tariffs,in the United States sugar prices are two to three times higher than in the rest of the world,which makes HFCS significantly cheaper, so that it is the principal sweetener used in processed foods and beverages.This trend does seem to be changing. USDA data shows that since 2003, HFCS consumption has declined while cane and beet sugar has held steady or increased.  It is commonly used in breads, cereals, breakfast bars, lunch meats, yogurts, soft drinks, soups, and condiments.

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Source: Nutrient data for this listing was provided by USDA SR-21. Each “~” indicates a missing or incomplete value.

Source: Definition was provided by Wikipedia.

Percent Daily Values (%DV) are for adults or children aged 4 or older, and are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.

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