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HFCS does not contribute significantly to weight, it is considered to be the same makeup as...

HFCS does not contribute significantly to weight, it is considered to be the same makeup as table sugars and proportion should be in moderation when consuming sweets or other unhealthy foods. They are also similar in structure and breakdown is similarly in the GI tract. What are the make up of HFCS and table sugar?

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What are the make up of HFCS and table sugar?

HFCS (High fructose corn syrup) is a sweetener made from the corn starch,which is first broken down into glucose (100%).corn syrup mainly consist of glucose.Some enzymes are added to convert a portion of glucose into fructose .so that is taste similar to regular table sugar(sucrose).Example:HFCS 90-it is the most concentrated form  contain 90% fructose and HFCS 55% contains 55% fructose and 42% glucose.

Table sugar is made from the crystallization of beet juice or sugar cane.Table sugar contains glucose and fructose.Table sugar and HFCS 55% are the same composition of fructose and glucose.

HFCS and table sugar goes same metabolic process in body and finaly broke down into fructose and glucose.HFCS 90% has high amount of fructose and it add additional sweetning and excessive consumption could be harmfull.

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