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Corn Syrup

Alternate Names

Corn Syrup Solids, Corn Sugar, Dextrose, Glucose, Glucose Syrup, Dextrose Syrup, Crystalline Fructose

Description

Glucose and Dextrose are simple sugars (carbohydrates) found naturally in plants and animals. Cells use these sugars as a source of energy. Corn Syrup is made from the starch of corn and composed mainly of glucose. This sweet syrup is used as a sweetener, humectant and thickener.

Corn Syrup - Quick Stats
Names

Corn Syrup Solids, Corn Sugar, Dextrose, Glucose, Glucose Syrup, Dextrose Syrup, Crystalline Fructose

Allergy Information

Uses

Sweetener, Humectant, Thickener

Additional Information

Corn syrup is distinct from high fructose corn syrup as it is not processed in the same manner.



Found In

beverages, ice cream, candy, baked goods, bacon, beer, bread, cereal, ketchup, cheese, soda, processed meats, peanut butter, canned foods

Possible Health Effects

Unknown

Allergy Information

May cause allergic reaction in sensitive individuals, Corn, May be Genetically Engineered or Modified

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