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Old 08-06-2012, 06:53 PM   #31
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I've become fed up with "studies". I am going to eat REAL food with as little additives as possible and hope for the best.
+1 That is my approach. Luckily, I am not a sugar-addict. I can take sweets or leave them. I do, admittedly, like the odd 12-oz. can of Coke or a small A&W rootbeer, but that is about 1-2x/month, if that often. Most of the time, I drink water or Seltzer to which I might add some freshly-squeezed lime juice, cider vinegar, or another vinegar.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:42 PM   #32
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It seems that it is or at least has been a confusing issue. Come to find out, according to a number of news reports, in May of this year, the Corn Refiners Association was denied by the FDA in their petition to allow HFCS to be called "corn sugar." Now the only use I have ever knowingly made of "corn sugar" was back in the days when I was homebrewing beer. I used it to naturally condition (carbonate) the beer in the bottling process. All this leads me to a number of questions. I will only pose one here....does anyone know whether Karo Corn syrup--light or dark...(been used for years in all manner of recipes) is now or has ever been HFCS?
As far as I know, Karo Corn syrup has never been composed of High Fructose Corn Syrups. It is a regular/natural Fructose product. But maybe you better check before you buy it.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:51 PM   #33
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All Karo corn syrup products except one show 0% hfcs. The one is their pancake syrup which contains both HFCS. Karo Syrup - Products
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:33 PM   #34
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Until a year or two ago Karo had both corn syrup and hfcs, the only way to avoid hfcs was to get the "light" version. I noticed last year that they were touting "no high fructose corn syrup" I was glad to see it, I had been using a store brand that didn't contain hfcs, but that disappeared from the shelves. So for a while Karo, did contain hfcs.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:38 PM   #35
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Since I never use karo I had no idea. I use Lyle's Golden Syrup...cane syrup.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:38 PM   #36
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Rogers golden syrup here.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:50 PM   #37
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I've noticed lots of products in the grocery store that are now being labeled as no HFCS or pure sugar.

I have a theory that larger quantities of sugars derived from corn are being diverted to Ethanol production and food producers are substituting cane or beet sugar in their recipes because of increased competition.

This would certainly account for the number of products now available without HFCS. Only natural that the marketing spin would tout health benefits and prominent tags on labels.

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Old 08-06-2012, 10:26 PM   #38
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Since I never use karo I had no idea. I use Lyle's Golden Syrup...cane syrup.
I've never used that, how does it taste? Can you use it the same as corn syrup, say in pecan pie?
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I've noticed lots of products in the grocery store that are now being labeled as no HFCS or pure sugar.

I have a theory that larger quantities of sugars derived from corn are being diverted to Ethanol production and food producers are substituting cane or beet sugar in their recipes because of increased competition.

This would certainly account for the number of products now available without HFCS. Only natural that the marketing spin would tout health benefits and prominent tags on labels.

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That could be part of it, I also think it is the mumbled outcry against HFCS's.
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I've never used that, how does it taste? Can you use it the same as corn syrup, say in pecan pie?
Yes, most definitely...yum!!! No specific flavor, very sweet. I have one can left that I am unable to use.
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