What is high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)? HFCS is found in many soft drinks, energy drinks and even sports drinks…. but what exactly is this stuff?
HFCS is a type of sweetener that is made from corn grown here in the US. Regular table sugar is composed of 50 % fructose and 50 % glucose. HFCS 55 (which is normally used in soft drinks) contains 55 % fructose and 45 % glucose. Corn.org will give you the lowdown on how corn is processed if you are bored and nothing else to search for!
*HFCS is cheaper that sugar since the US is loaded with corn.
*HFCS allows products to maintain a longer shelf life and protects freshness.
*HFCS is easier to mix into beverages since its a liquid.
*HFCS does not contain any artificial substances.
There is still some controversy about if HFCS is natural or is it safe… I’ll leave that up to you to decide! Go to the fridge and grab yourself a drink and take a look on that label for HFCS! 😉