High Fructose Corn Syrup Free
High Fructose Corn Syrup or HFCS is a sugar alternative derived from the enzymatic processing of glucose syrup that is found in corn. Introduced to the United States in the 1970’s, High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is an inexpensive sugar alternative commonly used in processed foods and artificially sweetened drinks. Currently HFCS is the most commonly added sweetener used in processed foods and beverages including condiments and salad dressings, packaged cookies and baked goods, ice cream, breakfast cereals, soda pop, juice, and even yogurt. Since its introduction, there have been numerous studies and reports trying to determine links between HFCS and diabetes, obesity, liver damage, mercury exposure, and other health ailments.
Though high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is the most common sweetener added to processed foods and beverages, there are growing concerns that consumption may trigger adverse health reactions. Identifying products that contain HFCS is the first step for those that wish to avoid this chemical. The Great American Spice Company’s mission to provide “Fresher Spices and Better Prices” requires that we offer our customers information on not only what’s in the food, but what is not. Rest assured that all products in this specialty store do not contain HFCS under any name!