from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A syrup prepared from cornstarch, used in industry and in numerous food products as a sweetener.

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  • n. A sticky sweet liquid, consisting of sugars dissolved in water, produced from corn (maize). Used as a sweetener in cooking, especially in commercial kitchens but also in candy making.

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  • n. syrup prepared from corn


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  • High-fructose corn syrup is panned by nutritionists and physicians because it has been linked to obesity and diabetes.

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  • It actually has high-fructose corn syrup and sugar added to its “natural flavors,” bringing you calories and fat similar to those in mayonnaise.

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  • And avoid trans fats aka partially hydrogenated oils and high-fructose corn syrup when possible.

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  • For example, Nestlé Coffee-Mate Fat Free Original Powder and Fat Free Original Liquid each list “partially hydrogenated” oil as the second or third ingredient after corn syrup solids.

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  • High-fructose corn syrup is a sweetener that is used in place of sugar in everything from soft drinks to salad dressing, and even bread and soup.

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  • Because of its lower price, high-fructose corn syrup may also be partially responsible for the oversizing of bottled soda and packaged baked goods.

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  • As a result, I discovered high fructose corn syrup HFC hidden in many packaged foods.

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  • When many people think of sugar substitutes, thoughts turn to coffee sweeteners and diet soda, but high-fructose corn syrup is in a majority of processed foods.

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  • There are also recent concerns that high-fructose corn syrup made in the United States may contain mercury.

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  • Eliminating high-fructose corn syrup from your diet is easier said than done.

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