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high fructose corn syrup

Syrup made from corn used widely in foods and beverages as a cheaper alternative sweetener to sucrose (common table sugar). It is generated by enzymatic processing of natural corn syrup to produce a liquid most widely composed of 42 or 55% fructose, glucose, and various polysaccharides.
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  • fructose high corn syrup
  • HFCS (high fructose corn syrup)
  • isoglucose
  • glucose-fructose syrup
  • high-fructose maize syrup
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