Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:03 pm
Only that HFCS is slightly higher in fructose. Sucrose is a disacchride, a fructose and a glucose molecule joined together. Doubt it makes any difference to the body at all because we manufacturer the enzyme that splits them. I know a lot of people think that HFCS is unholy and fructose found in fruit, honey, agave syrup is different somehow, but I don't subscribe to that belief. However, there have been reports of mecury in HFCS, but that's due to manufacturing sloppiness.Fyyr wrote:What is the difference between them?Zute wrote: I might have said sucrose and HFCS are pretty close to being the same thing, one very nearly as bad as the other..
Besides sucrose predominantly coming from sugar cane or beets. And HFCS coming from corn. That is.
That is. They both contain the same relative amount of fructose.
I don't believe there's anything to be gained from substituting sugar for HFCS in soda and juice and the rest of the garbage food people consume. One is just as bad as the other... well, maybe HFCS is just a tad worse, what with possible mercury and slightly higher fructose.
Eh? I didn't understand the comparison.And less actual fructose, than say, honey or watermelon. Or an orange.
Any fructose you consume beyond your body's ability to turn it into glucose, is stored as fat in your liver. Not a good thing! And with people consuming the amounts of fructose they are, it is no wonder even kids are getting fatty liver disease these days... and type II diabetes, etc.