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  • 42% 55%

    HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP (HFCS) www.iowacorn.org

    Fructose is a simple sugar commonly found in fruits and honey. Glucose serves as a building block for carbohydrates.

    Aids in fermentation for breads and yogurts

    Retains moisture in breakfast bars and cereals

    Maintains consistent flavors in beverages

    Keeps ingredients mixed in salad dressings

    Makes high fiber baked goods and cereals more palatable

    50%

    High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is a natural corn-based sweetener used in many

    popular foods and beverages.

    42% FRUCTOSE 58% GLUCOSE

    55% FRUCTOSE 45% GLUCOSE

    50% FRUCTOSE 50% GLUCOSE

    HFCS-42

    HFCS-55

    TABLE SUGAR

    HFCS: Roles Beyond Sweetening

    Maintains freshness in condiments

    Enhances fruit and spice flavors in marinades

    Promotes browning of baked goods

    CEREAL

  • HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP (HFCS) www.iowacorn.org

    Percent of Caloric Growth

    28 % 38

    %

    MYTH: HFCS isn’t natural.

    FACT: HFCS is made from corn and contains no artificial or synthetic ingredients.

    bushels of Iowa Corn 163 MILLION $1.9 BILLION

    We’re eating

    458 MORE CALORIES per day compared to 1970

    = worth of HFCS

    42% 55%

    50%

    The biggest difference between Sugar and HFCS?

    Sugar comes from sugar cane or sugar beets and HFCS comes from corn.

    That’s it!

    TABLESUGAR

    (H F C

    S )

    How it compares to sugar!

    Myths about HFCS

    MYTH: Sugar is healthier than HFCS.

    FACT: They have similar compositions and contain similar number of calories.

    MYTH: HFCS causes obesity and diabetes.

    FACT: USDA data shows HFCS use is declining while obesity and diabetes rates continue to rise.

    MYTH: HFCS is high in fructose.

    FACT: Oddly enough, it’s not. It has either 42% or 55% fructose (sugar is 50% fructose).

    Added fats 53%

    Flours/Cereal Products

    36%

    Other 4% Added Sugars 7%

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