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Misc. News : Letter to Editor Last Updated: Apr 20, 2011 - 9:38:09 AM


High fructose corn syrup, sugar, and several fruit juices all contain the same simple sugars
By Audrae Erickson
Jun 27, 2008 - 8:36:58 PM

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Dear Editor:

 

The June 25 article “Not all sugars have an equal effect on obesity, ” may mislead consumers about high fructose corn syrup.

 

High fructose corn syrup, sugar, and several fruit juices all contain the same simple sugars.

 

New research continues to confirm that high fructose corn syrup is safe and no different from other common sweeteners like sugar and honey.

 

High fructose corn syrup has the same number of calories as sugar.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted high fructose corn syrup “Generally Recognized as Safe” status for use in food, and reaffirmed that ruling in 1996 after thorough review.

 

High fructose corn syrup offers numerous benefits, too. It keeps foods fresh. It enhances fruit and spice flavors. It retains moisture in bran cereals and helps keep breakfast bars moist.

 

Consumers can see the latest research and learn more at www.HFCSfacts.com.

 

Audrae Erickson

President

Corn Refiners Association

1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C.  20006

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