Golden syrup is a thick, sweet syrup made from the processing of sugar cane to sugar. It is a solution of sucrose, glucose, and fructose. Golden syrup is less common in the US than the rest of the world, as light corn syrup is a more widely used alternative. It is sweeter than the equivalent quantity of sucrose. Golden syrup may be made with corn syrup or during processing of sugar beets.

Health considerations

See: Glucose, Fructose, Sucrose.

Keep in mind

Golden syrup is primarily sugar. It behaves similarly to corn syrup and is therefore an alternative to individuals avoiding corn syrups or corn products.

May be found in

Cakes, cookies, toffees, confectionery, caramel, sauces, marinades, steamed puddings, puddings, sold as is


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