High Fructose Corn Syrup is hiding in your health food.
Consumers have become smarter about their food choices and are demanding healthier food options. Every food company is “labelling 100% natural” on every box of food, regardless of whats inside.
Apparently, there is a new name for this harmful chemical, and big companies are covering up harmful ingredients under the guise of a different name. General Mills’ Vanilla Chex is commonly sold in grocery chain stores and is an updated version. On the front of the cereal box, you will see a “no high fructose corn syrup” (HFCS), but when you flip to the other side, “fructose” is in the ingredients label.
It’s a huge problem, and the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) believe it is a sneaky trick being played on consumers. ‘Fructose’ is another term to denote one product that used to be called HFCS-90, which translates to 90% pure fructose.
When compared to ‘regular’ HFCS, which has 42-55% fructose, you will recognize why the cereal giant is keeping consumers blind from their trick.
A third product, HFCS-90, is sometimes used in natural and ‘light’ foods, where very little is needed to provide sweetness. Syrups with 90% fructose will not state high fructose corn syrup on the label [anymore], they will state ‘fructose’ or ‘fructose syrup.’
They get away with murder by:
Simply eliminating the high fructose corn syrup designation for the laboratory sweetener that’s nine-tenths fructose and calling it what it really is: fructose. And that’s how a processed-food product like Vanilla Chex that contains “fructose”, a substance that, according to the corn refiners, used to be called HFCS-90, can now declare itself to be high fructose corn syrup-free.