High Fructose Corn Syrup Bulk | HFCS
What is HFCS?
HFCS is an enzymatically modified, crystal-clear corn syrup with the sweetness and calories approximately equal to a sugar solution. Although HFCS is not a sucrose product, it performs many similar functions as sugar, chiefly the “clean” sweetening of beverages, pickles, ketchup, dairy products, baked goods, and a host of food and liquid products.
How is HFCS Produced?
High-fructose corn syrup is produced from processed corn starch. The starch, a chain of linked sugars, is broken down into glucose. Then, enzymes are added to the substance, converting a specific amount of the glucose into fructose. As a result, the fructose sweetens the high-fructose corn syrup substance.
Why is HFCS Popular?
First presented to the food and beverage industry in the late 1970s, nearly every full-calorie soft drink currently produced in the U.S. is sweetened with HFCS. Since inception, high-fructose corn syrup has been extremely popular among consumers and food formulators.
Usually sold at a price considerably lower than sugar, HFCS is a cost-effective sweetener. However, high-fructose corn syrup possesses a sweetness comparable to (or greater than) traditional sucrose. In many functions, HFCS performs with enhanced stability and functionality than sugar, easy to incorporate into food and beverages. HFCS extends a product’s shelf life and provides attractive color in certain baked goods.
At Indiana Sugars, we provide bulk high-fructose corn syrup in two primary types.
HFCS 42 contains 42% fructose. HFCS 42 is a bit sweeter than traditional sugar, due to the percentage of fructose – an extremely sweet substance.
As the name implies, HFCS 55 contains 55% fructose. High-fructose corn syrup 55 is nearly 25% sweeter than traditional sugar and is commonly added to soft drinks. Often, less is required due to its enhanced sweetness. Finally, HFCS 55 is the most popular form of high-fructose corn syrup.
Our high fructose corn syrup bulk is available in four sizes: 5 GAL pails, 55 GAL drums, 275 GAL totes, or 48,000 LB trucks. Please select from available sizes below: