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Finding Non-High-Fructose Corn Syrup

Is it possible to get corn syrup that is NOT high fructose?

Karo, the manufacturer of the leading brand of corn syrup, says its dark corn syrup never included high-fructose corn syrup.

The company recently reformulated its light corn syrup, eliminating high-fructose corn syrup from the recipe. (Check the label, though, to make sure you are buying the reformulated product and not a bottle that has been on the shelf for a long time. The ingredient list should only include corn syrup, salt, and vanilla.)

The company also produces a "lite" version of its light corn syrup, which has 33% fewer calories than the original syrup and also does not include high-fructose corn syrup. Water, cellulose gum, sodium hexametaphosphate, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate, citric acid, and sucralose have been added to create the same consistency and other qualities found in regular light corn syrup while cutting calories.

The "lite" syrup is not to be confused with the standard "light" corn syrup, which some people call "white" corn syrup and which is also clear. Karo says its basic syrup was called light (to differentiate it from dark corn syrup) years before beer marketers shaved three calories from their products and renamed them lite or light.

There are other brands of corn syrup on the market here and there. You just have to check the labels to see they include high-fructose corn syrup.

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