High fructose corn syrup is a sweetener commonly used in commercial sodas and fruit-flavored drinks. It is derived from cornstarch, which is broken down into individual glucose molecules. Enzymes are added to convert som... More »

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High fructose corn syrup is made by milling cornstarch from corn, combining the cornstarch with water, and adding an enzyme to shorten the starch's glucose chain. A second enzyme is added to produce glucose, and a third ... More »

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Consumption of high-fructose corn syrup raises several health concerns, including a rise in obesity, diabetes and insulin resistance. High-fructose corn syrup may also decrease the effectiveness of the immune system, cau... More »

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Research indicates that high fructose corn syrup may encourage overeating, which can be linked to obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to WebMD. These conditions also put people at risk for developing heart disease. Tw... More »

Regular corn syrup consists of 100 percent glucose, whereas high-fructose corn syrup has converted some of the glucose into fructose through an enzymatic reaction. High-fructose corn syrup is much sweeter than regular co... More »

Marshmallow ingredients include sugar, corn syrup, modified corn starch, dextrose, gelatin, water, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, artificial flavors and artificial colors, which means that there are no horse hooves as part o... More »

Some foods that contain fructose are fruits and vegetables, processed foods and anything with high-fructose corn syrup as an additive. Fruits and vegetables such as zucchini, peas, watermelon, apples, grapes and asparagu... More »

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