What is corn syrup made of?

Answer Corn syrup (liquid high fructose corn syrup) is comprised of fructose derived from corn starch. Corn starch is virtually the only ingredient in corn syrup, along with enzymes, as it is first soaked... 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 »

What is high fructose corn syrup made of?

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 »

Can corn syrup be used in place of golden syrup?

Substitute equal parts corn syrup for golden syrup. Though the vegetable-based sweetener's milder flavor may not correspond to golden syrup's treacly boldness, corn syrup adequately serves recipes ... Read More »

Can corn starch be substituted for corn syrup?

Corn starch can not be substituted for corn syrup. Corn starch is a powder that thickens the consistency of a recipe. Corn syrup is a very sweet liquid flavor additive. Ingredient substitutions for... Read More »