I've just bought a box full of American sodas [Dr Pepper cherry], and I find that unlike the British sodas that are laden with sugar, my American imports are full of 'High fructose corn syrup'.
A quick google search brings a variety of positive and negative views on this 'High fructose corn syrup', but what do you all think of it? is it something to avoid? How does it compare to aspartame [which I never use]? I'd never heard of it until an hour ago...
Post by Brother John on Sept 30, 2010 9:22:03 GMT -5
We have done quite a bit of reading up on HFCS. Everything we have found concerning it is bad. In fact, HFCS has gained such a bad reputation lately that companies using it in their products are now starting to call it by a different name - "corn sugar."
There are many concerns regarding HFCS. Not the least of which is that the corn used is typically genetically modified. Do some research on GMO foods. It will open up a whole can of worms for you.
Our family avoids just about anything that contains HFCS. That's a lot of stuff to avoid! Anyway, here are a few links to look at.
While it is very likely that the corn syrup does come from GM corn, I do want to point out that corn syrup an high fructose corn syrup are not the same thing. Here's a link to wikipedia about it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corn_syrup
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