6 Common Questions About Nutrition

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6. What about high fructose corn syrup?

6 Common Questions About Nutrition

Many foods and beverages contain high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). It’s a sweetener made from cornstarch that has additional fructose added to its structure via an enzymatic process.

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In terms of fructose content, high fructose corn syrup typically contains 42-55 percent fructose, which is very similar to sucrose (table sugar).

We have not demonstrated high fructose corn syrup to cause more detrimental effects than other traditional caloric sweeteners like a cane or beet sugar.

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