heavily used in the American food production
, due to the tariffs
on sugar import
s. Corn syrup
is not nearly as tasty as sugar
, and people with an allergy
cannot consume it.
High fructose corn syrup contains a large amount of "free" (unbonded) fructose, which has been speculated to interfere with coronary function, such as use of magnesium, chromium, and copper. Corn syrup can also use dextrose or maltose as its sweetening agent.
Corn syrup is created by suspending corn starch in water, and, using acid or enzymes, convert the starch water into a low-dextrose solution. Further enzymes are used to continue the conversion, halting the process when the desired amount of dextrose, maltose, or fructose is present. The syrup is then refined, and has excess water removed.