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Facts About High Fructose Corn Syrup (Page 2)

1864: How sweet it is.

To get a more reliable and cheaper sweetener than West Indian sugarcane (used to make table sugar, or sucrose) and heavily taxed molasses, New York’s Union Sugar Company begins manufacturing corn syrup by treating cornstarch with enzymes. Almost all glucose, it’s virtually devoid of fructose.

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