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    •  I was wondering if you knew this: (1+ / 0-)
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      Do you happen to know what is the real difference between processed white sugar and corn syrup (HFCS)?  I read these articles in our newspaper on how people were eschewing "unnatural" corn syrup for pure and wholesome sugar.  I really don't think there is a difference, healthwise.  What do you think?  The day that people call processed sugar, "natural" is a dark day.

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      by alliedoc on Sun Oct 03, 2010 at 03:46:53 AM PDT

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      •  Corn syrup != High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) (1+ / 0-)
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        Regular corn syrup has been around for a long time. Lots of homemade candies and other treats use it. (In texture it's very thick, like honey or molasses.)

        HFCS is heavily processed, and the molecules are changed in ways that make the human body not recognize it as a sugar. Far too many food manufacturers used HFCS in their products, everything from sodas to bread to ice cream to cereal. (In texture, it's very thin and runny.)

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        by Lashe on Sun Oct 03, 2010 at 06:59:44 AM PDT

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