HFCS, otherwise known as high fructose corn syrup, is being renamed by its manufacturers. The reason for this is that the FDA rejected a bid and now these manufacturers want others to believe that fructose is just like sugar.
But there has been a name change associated with this according to the Corn Refiner’s Association.
Fructose is now a product that is 90% pure fructose. “Regular” HFCS contains 42 or 55% pure fructose. The Corn Refiner’s Association (CRA) stated that products that contain the 90% fructose will now not state that high fructose corn syrup is used, but will label it as fructose or fructose syrup.
One good example of this is General Mills Vanilla Chex mix cereal. The box states it contains no high fructose corn syrup, yet on the ingredients list it is listed as something else.
Fructose is a simple sugar and should not be considered the same as HFCS. HFCS is a manufactured product. Sugars are extracted in a chemical process. The body will process it faster and will leave the body feeling not satisfied.
HFCS does have some health dangers which include mercury poisoning, diabetes, the aging process sped up, damage to the immune system and metabolic syndrome.