You have probably noticed all the hesitations towards recipes that require corn syrup so it might be time to debunk the common misconceptions about this sweetener. That corn syrup you see in grocery store shelves is not the HFCS or high fructose corn syrup used in food products that are commercially prepared.
But, you might still be hesitant to use corn syrup due to the negative heath effects associated with highly processed high fructose corn syrup. Again, keep in mind that these two products are completely different. According to Cooking Light, a lot of people fail to realize that corn syrup, such as the one in clear bottles is merely corn-extracted sugar processed into liquid form.
The corn syrup you see on grocery shelves is just pure glucose while some glucose in HFCS is converted into fructose by way of a chemical process. It makes it sweeter compared to regular table sugar or corn syrup. It is also very cheap that is why it can be seen on everything from breads to sodas. HFCS is not up for sale on shelves but this can be found in many sugar-sweetened drinks.
This is not satiating or filling. The two are both types of refined sugar that must be consumed only in moderation. Due to all the skepticism associated with corn syrup, you might be looking for substitutes for it and Premeditated Leftovers shares some options you can consider so you can enjoy the sweetness without any worries.
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.
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