Thursday, January 7, 2010

Meet High Fructose Corn Syrup's Sneaky Cousin: High "Maltose" Corn Syrup

While high fructose corn syrup remains a controversial topic, I've been open here on Vitamin G about my concerns about the ingredient. But, recently, I have been seeing the words "high maltose corn syrup" in many ingredient labels. What is it, and should we be cautious? I have details ...

I've always been a fan of the "everything in moderation" mantra--it's why I can enjoy cupcakes (OK, "enjoy" is an understatement), and, yes, the occasional burger and--while we're being honest--fries. But in general, I am careful with my eating and read ingredient labels word-for-word. Long ago, I vowed to eat more naturally--which means steering clear of chemically altered ingredients (hello high fructose corn syrup!) and artificial sweeteners, preservatives and additives.

I thought I was up on all the ingredients in food, until I started seeing "high maltose corn syrup" sneak into various foods.

What heck is this stuff?

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