Why does high fructose corn syrup have a bad rap?

Answer High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a main ingredient in many foods. Cheap to produce, it is also easy to store and full of calories. Nutritionists say the prevalence of high fructose corn syrup in ... Read More »

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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 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?

High fructose corn syrup is a sweetener used in many foods and beverages. Many scientists believe that it is detrimental to nutrition, while others state that it is a beneficial addition to food si... 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 »