high-fructose corn syruphigh-fruc·tose corn syrup
Syrup that is produced from cornstarch, is composed chiefly of fructose and glucose, and has a higher proportion of fructose (usually 42% or 55%) than does regular corn syrup. It is widely used as a sweetener in soft drinks, juices, and processed foods.
(usually uncountable, plural high fructose corn syrups)
- (chiefly US) Any of many corn syrups that has undergone an enzymatic processing to convert some of its glucose into fructose to produce a desired sweetness
- I heard that high fructose corn syrup is making people fatter than real sugar because it causes the brain to not realize it is full thus causing gluttony and obesity, chemistry is sick like that dude!