High Fructose Corn Syrup in Food

There’s often a lot of talk about high fructose corn syrup in foods and how much HFCS we’re consuming. But it’s important to realize that size does matter—and the quantity of high fructose corn syrup in many foods is quite small.

This list shows how many servings of certain food products you would have to eat to reach the recommended daily allowance of added sugars from high fructose corn syrup:
 
  • 87 bowls of bran cereal
  • 39 slices of bread
  • 20 servings of spaghetti sauce
  • 50 servings of salad dressing

How much high fructose corn syrup is in foods? Learn more from this infographic.

As you can see, the actual amount of high fructose corn syrup in the above items is very small. However, it is an important ingredient that performs numerous functions in food preparation.

Hear from an expertJoy Bauer, M.S., R.D., Health & Nutrition expert for The TODAY Show responds to a consumers' concern about HFCS.

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