What is high fructose corn syrup made of?

Answer High fructose corn syrup is made from cornstarch. It is a blend of fructose and glucose, which are both simple sugars. Because it is easily and inexpensively processed it is commonly used as a swee... Read More »

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Is Corn Syrup considered "natural" (corn syrup, not high fructose corn syrup)?

There is no definition of "natural" as recognized by the FDA/USDA. It is a catch-all marketing term for everything from the most processed foods to the most basic foods. Food manufacturers use it t... Read More »

Does high fructose corn syrup have a different glycemic index from crystalline fructose from corn?

To answer your question specifically, I think fructose is fructose no matter where it comes from. So, the answer would be 19. As long as it is pure fructose, the GI should be the same. This is one ... Read More »

Is high fructose corn syrup bad for you?

On One Hand: No Conclusive EvidenceTable sugar and high-fructose corn syrup share many of the same chemical properties. Michael F. Jacobson, PhD, executive director of the Center for Science in the... Read More »

Is high fructose corn syrup a carbohydrate?