High Fructose Corn Syrup, CAS# 977042-84-4, is a glucose-fructose syrup manufactured through enzymatic convention of corn starch, available as light yellow clear liquid . High Fructose Corn Syrup is widely used as sweetener. It is widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries.
1. Consumption of high fructose corn syrup can cause obesity and metabolic syndrome, just as any other high sugar food. 2. Some connection between high fructose corn syrup and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease was uncovered, just as same as glucose.
As High Fructose Corn Syrup is widely known as safe, there is no limit on dosage of intake. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of High Fructose Corn Syrup for long period.
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that High Fructose Corn Syrup could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use High Fructose Corn Syrup in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of High Fructose Corn Syrup for long period in food for newborns or pregnant.
Generally recognized as safe(GRAS) is a FDA designation that a specific substance or ingredient is generally considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. High Fructose Corn Syrup is considered safe by FDA according to existing data and granted GRAS status.
1. High Fructose Corn Syrup Q&A from FDA
1. Fructose, high-fructose corn syrup, sucrose, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or indexes of liver health: a systematic review and meta-analysis. [Am J Clin Nutr. 2014 Sep]
Author: Chung M, Ma J, Patel K, Berger S, Lau J, Lichtenstein AH.
2. Effect of high-fructose corn syrup on Streptococcus mutans virulence gene expression and on tooth demineralization. [Eur J Oral Sci. 2014 Jun]
Author: Sun M, Kang Q, Li T, Huang L, Jiang Y, Xia W.
3. Consumption of sucrose and high-fructose corn syrup does not increase liver fat or ectopic fat deposition in muscles. [Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2013 Jun]
Author: Bravo S, Lowndes J, Sinnett S, Yu Z, Rippe J.