high–fructose corn syrup
high fructose corn syrup
Medical Definition of high–fructose corn syrup
: a modified corn syrup that has an increased amount of fructose made from the enzymatic conversion of glucose and that is used widely as a sweetener The corn lobby disputes it, but nutritionists have long singled out the high-fructose corn syrup used to sweeten soft drinks as one of the reasons so many U.S. kids are overweight.—David Bjerklie, Time, 8 Aug. 2005
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