high-fructose corn syrup


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high-fructose corn syrup

(hī′frŭk′tōs′, -fro͝ok′-)
n. Abbr. HFCS
Syrup that is produced from cornstarch, is composed chiefly of fructose and glucose, and has a higher proportion of fructose (usually 42% or 55%) than does regular corn syrup. It is widely used as a sweetener in soft drinks, juices, and processed foods.

high-fructose corn syrup

a sweetener made by processing corn syrup to increase the level of fructose, usually to between 42% and 55% of the total sugar, with the balance being glucose. It is used extensively as a sweetener in processed foods and soft drinks, particularly soda and baked goods, but it is included also in many foods not normally thought of as sweet foods. See also fructose.
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