Foods High in Fructose are Everywhere
In case you haven’t noticed, high fructose corn syrup is no stranger to supermarket shelves. It’s hiding in many processed foods including unlikely sources such as bread, salad dressings, soups, and ketchup.
Where does high fructose corn syrup come from? Manufacturers produce it using enzymes that convert glucose into fructose. The resulting fructose sugar is then changed to a liquid by mixing it with corn syrup.
Manufacturers love using high fructose corn syrup because it’s inexpensive. In other words, it’s good for the bottom line. In fact, it now accounts for about 40% of the sweeteners used in the United States.
Soft drinks are one of the biggest sources of fructose intake in the American diet – but far from the only one. Other common sources of high fructose corn syrup are packaged condiments, salad dressings, cereals, yogurt, candy bars and other packaged foods.