HFCS


HFCS and Fructose are not same. High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a fructose-glucose liquid sweetener alternative to sucrose (common table sugar) used in many foods and beverages. A range of formulas of HFCS with varying ratios of fructose to glucose are used in various food applications. HFCS is a natural corn syrup which is produced by the isomerisation of glucose to fructose by the enzymatic process to yield HFCS products classified according to their fructose content: HFCS-90, HFCS-42, and HFCS-55. It is a dense odourless liquid varies in colour from colourless to light yellow colour.

Features/ Benefits

HFCS has many advantages compared to sucrose that make it attractive to food manufacturers. These include its sweetness, solubility, acidity. The use of HFCS in the food and beverage industry has increased over the years.


Applications

  • Chocolates
  • Confectionery and canned products
  • Beverages
  • Processed fruits
  • Frozen Desserts
  • Jams
  • Jellies
  • Fruit juice
  • Cereals, snacks
  • Flavoured drinks