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Did you know this? Corn syrup is a food syrup , which is made from the starch of maize and contains varying amounts of maltose and higher oligosaccharides , depending on the grade. Corn syrup is used
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Corn Syrup vs High Fructose Corn Syrup

posted at 7/1/2012 5:25 AM EDT
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Did you know this?

Corn syrup
is a food syrup, which is made from the starch of maize and contains varying amounts of maltose and higher oligosaccharides, depending on the grade. Corn syrup is used in foods to soften texture, add volume, prevent crystallization of sugar, and enhance flavor. Corn syrup is distinct from high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), which is created when corn syrup undergoes enzymatic processing, producing a sweeter compound that contains higher levels of fructose.

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posted at 7/1/2012 7:26 AM EDT
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Good information!  Thanks for sharing Fran!

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posted at 7/1/2012 8:00 AM EDT
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Thanks for the information,

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posted at 7/1/2012 8:31 AM EDT
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Fran - I didn't know that.  I use corn syrup in many candies but not much else.

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posted at 7/1/2012 8:42 AM EDT
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Thank you!  I have often wondered about the difference. 

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posted at 7/1/2012 10:28 AM EDT
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thank you

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posted at 7/1/2012 1:42 PM EDT
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I sure didn't!

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posted at 7/1/2012 2:47 PM EDT
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Thanks I did not know that   Is this better than rel corn syrup

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posted at 7/1/2012 3:18 PM EDT
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Thanks for the info.  I put a small amount of corn syrup in any kind of icing I make.  It helps the icing to "set up",  I think it also keeps the icing fresher for a longer time.

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posted at 7/1/2012 3:22 PM EDT
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Oligosaccharides are good.  I was just reading about them and they are mostly not digested in the small intestine, therefore don't contribute calories,  They work in the large intestine as sort of a prebiotic.

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posted at 7/2/2012 12:00 PM EDT
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Thanks Fran for the info.This is good to have.

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posted at 7/2/2012 9:15 PM EDT
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My dad was a butcher and we always made homemade sausage.I have passed this on to my sons.When we make sausage it's always a family affair.One of the ingredients I put into my sausage is corn syrup.It sweetens it a tiny bit.When I cook the sausage I put it into a frying pan and start it off with water as it cooks the water cooks off and a little bit of grease remains in the frying pan some of the corn syrup also comes out of the sausage between the little bit of grease and corn syrup the sausage always browns up beautifully and almost has a glaze on it which is very flavorful.

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posted at 7/3/2012 1:28 AM EDT
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Thanks for the research, Fran!

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posted at 7/3/2012 5:11 AM EDT
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I have always had corn syrup on hand ( my mom's oldest sister said to always have some because you never know when you might need it, I never asked why, I just remember my mom buying some now & then saying she was almost out & she better buy some so not to run out ). Another aunt borrowed some from my mom saying the twins were still not feeling good & she used hers up in their water (I was about 5 & thought  the bath water & they laughed & said in their bottles).
I keep hearing about the High Fructose Corn Syrup & wanted to know if it was the same corn syrup I have been buying for 45 yrs. & since I learned something new, I thought I would post the info.

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posted at 7/3/2012 7:09 AM EDT
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Fran - when I was a small child in the back woods farm, corn syrup was something mom used when we couldn't afford sugar.

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posted at 7/3/2012 4:00 PM EDT
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When my baby sister was born my Mom made her formula with Pet evaporated milk, corn syrup and water.  No ready made formula to purchase back then.

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posted at 7/3/2012 5:25 PM EDT
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Interesting bits of info ladies, thank you.

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posted at 7/3/2012 5:54 PM EDT
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My Mom made us a stomach remedy when we were little.She boiled caraway seeds and made a tea from it and sweetened it with corn syrup.When I had my boys I did the same for them.I have to say that some of these old home remedies really do work.My oldest boy was diagnosed with colic.The Dr's prescription didn't work as well as the home remedy.My youngest was started on the tea right from the start and never had a problem.

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posted at 7/3/2012 6:29 PM EDT
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I did not know that thanks

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My Mom made us a stomach rememdy when we were little.She boiled caraway seeds and made a tea from it and sweetened it with corn syrup.When I had my boys I did the same for them.I have to say that some of these old home remidies really do work.My oldest boy was diagnoised with colic.The Dr's prescription didn't work as well as the home remedy.My youngest was started on the tea right from the start and never had a problem.
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Your Mom was way ahead of the doctors.
I did a quick search and found that the essential oils in caraway seeds aid in digestion,have antioxidant properties as well as anti flatulent properties. (no wonder a lot of German meals have caraway included in at least one dish)
Also listed as a remedy for bronchitis as well as irritable bowel syndrome in traditional medicine.
Caraway water is also used in treating flatulence and indigestion and is especially used to relieve infantile colic.

So when Mom says something is good for you we should believe her!
There is a lot to be said for the "old time remedies".
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