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What's the difference between High Fructose Corn Syrup vs. Regular Corn Syrup?

What Makes High Fructose Corn Syrup Different From Corn Syrup?
July 19, 2013


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What is High Fructose Corn Syrup?

• It is a syrup which has a sweeter taste than corn syrup. Thus, if you’re someone who’s into sweet treats, then you would just have to find a food which has this type of syrup on its label.
• It has high sugar content which results to higher glucose levels in your system. Foods containing high fructose corn syrup are not recommended for people who have diabetes
• It can also raise the amount of bad cholesterol in your system. Thus, if you are on a certain type of diet, then you would have to stick with corn syrup instead
• Actually, it can be considered as a corn syrup which has a high level of concentration. It may be more popular than corn syrup but that doesn’t make it a healthier option.
• It makes a food last longer allowing you to have the food in your shelf for a couple of weeks.
• It is more inexpensive than corn syrup.
• It can be easily seen in the market compared to corn syrup.
• Due to this syrup’s viscosity, it doesn’t dissolve right away.
• When dextrose sugar turns into fructose sugar through the interaction between enzymes, then that’s the time this type of syrup is produced.
• It is used in sodas, fast foods and processed foods as an additive.
• It is a preferred choice by many food manufacturers compared to corn syrup.

What is Corn Syrup?

• It is a syrup that is sweet and thick.
• It is created from smaller particles of corn starch and corn.
• Its production process includes heating enzymes with the use of dilute acid or by simply mixing them with the corn starch.
• It is a healthier additive compared to high fructose corn syrup.

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