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High Fructose Corn Syrup Use Declining in U.S.

Maybe the reason the High Fructose Corn Syrup usage keeps falling, is because some are unaware of what it is and the name alone is enough to scare consumers. Iowa Nice Guy breaks it down in the quick 10-cent video.

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Domestic use of high fructose corn syrup continues to fall, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A recent report by the USDA Economic Research Service says use of the sweetener has generally been in decline since 2006, despite a recent leveling off over the past few years.

High fructose corn syrup is marketed in two primary compositions: HFCS-55 and HFCS-42. USDA says HFCS-55 contains 55 percent fructose and is used primarily in soft drinks, while HFCS-42, which contains 42 percent fructose, is used in a broader range of goods, including baked foods. The long-term decline in consumption has primarily been the result of a reduction of HFCS-42 use. USDA says the decline has been driven by consumer demand for healthier alternatives, rising exports, and greater availability of substitutes.

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Source:  NAFB News

Video Source:  Youtube, Iowa Nice Guy

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