Sunday, December 5, 2010

High Fructose Corn Syrup Is Changing Its Name. Watch out!

High Fructose Corn Syrup is the refined sweetener found in everything from jams and sodas to breads and tomato sauce.  HFCS has received a lot of negative press in the last couple of years and as a result more and more consumers are avoiding products that contain HFCS.  Companies such as Gatorade and Hunt's Ketchup have even removed the ingredient from their products.  And you are now seeing more products that say "no high fructose corn syrup" on the label.  Although most research has shown no significant
difference between HFCS and sugar, there is still a lot of concern about how healthy it is.  Because of all this negative press, the Corn Refiners Association has petitioned the FDA to change the name high fructose corn syrup to corn sugar.  Sneaky.  Very sneaky.  The Corn Refiners Association says it's asking to change its name because they want to clear up confusion about its product.  I say they are full of crap. Watch out for products containing corn sugar.

1 comment:

Pearl said...

I'm so glad I read this, thanks for posting it, as I am on a low fodmap diet & high fructose corn syrup is one item I have to avoid.

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