High-fructose corn syrup
High-fructose corn syrup - brief summary
High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), also known as glucoseâ€“fructose, isoglucose and glucoseâ€“fructose syrup, is a sweetener made from corn starch. As in the production of conventional corn syrup, the starch is broken down into glucose by enzymes. To make HFCS, the corn syrup is further processed by D-xylose isomerase to convert some of its glucose into fructose. HFCS was first marketed in the early 1970s by the Clinton Corn Processing Company, together with the Japanese Agency of Industrial Science and Technology, where the enzyme was discovered in 1965.