corn syrup


Definition of corn syrup 

: a syrup containing dextrins, maltose, and dextrose that is obtained by partial hydrolysis of cornstarch

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Just one tablespoon of ketchup contains 4 grams of sugar (in the form of high fructose corn syrup). Anthea Levi,, "3 Crazy Easy Ways to Cut Back on Sugar," 7 June 2018 With hand mixer on high speed, beat egg whites, sugar, water, corn syrup and cream of tartar until soft peaks form and temperature reaches 160 degrees F on candy thermometer, about 5 to 7 minutes. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Pumpkin Spice Cake," 2 Nov. 2015 Perhaps the worst offender is sugar — all forms and especially fructose, which makes up half of sucrose and 55 percent of high-fructose corn syrup. New York Times, "The Dangers of Belly Fat," 11 June 2018 Leave products that contain sugar, corn syrup, cane molasses, fructose, glucose, and ammoniated glycyrrhizin (a licorice extract) on the shelf. Rebecca Straus, Good Housekeeping, "5 Terrible Ingredients In Pet Food," 17 June 2016 For topping, mix eggs, corn syrup, granulated sugar, butter and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Lauren Delgado,, "Celebrate National Pecan Pie Day with a modern take on this classic," 12 July 2018 The food police The profile: Food police do not allow their children to eat candy or drink soda, prohibit anything with high-fructose corn syrup or artificial dyes, and restrict sweets to homemade brownies made with black beans and applesauce. Casey Seidenberg, charlotteobserver, "Parental feeding styles can have consequences for kids | Charlotte Observer," 3 Apr. 2018 Meanwhile, pour remaining ¼ cup corn syrup into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Get your craft on: Make marshmallow chicks (Peeps) for your Easter treats," 26 Mar. 2018 Made from the same batter of sugar, corn syrup, and gelatin as Necco wafers, Sweetheart dough is rolled out, imprinted, and cut out into heart shapes which then must dry for 45 minutes to achieve their hardened consistency. Catherine Strawn, Country Living, "10 Things You Didn't Know About Candy Conversation Hearts," 2 Jan. 2018

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1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of corn syrup was in 1903

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English Language Learners Definition of corn syrup

: a sweet, thick liquid made from corn (sense 1)

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Kids Definition of corn syrup

: a syrup made from cornstarch

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