See: High Fructose Corn Syrup. Corn syrup is a sweet syrup and common ingredient in many foods. This ingredient is similar to high fructose corn syrup, in that the product is made from corn starch that has been broken down into glucose. Though, this is where the process ends and the syrup is made, whereas high fructose corn syrup requires an extra step to turn glucose into fructose, making the syrup sweeter.

Health considerations

See: High Fructose Corn Syrup. Currently, studies are only examining the effects of high fructose corn syrup on human health. Regardless, the general concensus is that a diet high in sweeteners with little to no nutritional value can contribute to developing type 2 diabetes and becoming obese. Corn syrup is an example of a sweetener with no nutritional value (aside from calories).

Keep in mind

See: High Fructose Corn Syrup. Corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup are not the same product.

May be found in

See: High Fructose Corn Syrup. Desserts, soda beverages


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