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.
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