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A Glossary of Natural Sugars & Added Sugars (Page 6)

High-Fructose Corn Syrup

What is High-Fructose Corn Syrup?

First available in 1967 and used by commercial food manufacturers, it’s made by converting some of corn syrup’s glucose into fructose. High-fructose corn syrup is high in fructose only in relation to plain corn syrup; chemically, it’s very similar to sucrose: about 50/50 glucose and fructose.

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