Go to the barbecue sauce isle at your local grocery store right now and you will find a lot of choices, and many of them share a rather controversial ingredient – high-fructose corn syrup. High-fructose corn syrup, or HFCS, is an artificial sweetener and food preservative used to lengthen the shelf life of many sauces.
So, you’re trying to be healthier. You want to avoid high-fructose corn syrup in any way you can, or even eliminate it completely from your diet. To be frank, that’s a great idea; the concentrated, modified sugars can put you at risk for weight gain, type 2 diabetes, even liver damage. Most nutritional experts will tell you to avoid it … Read More
Derived from cornstarch, High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is found in a number of food items, including soda, salad dressing, candy, and barbecue sauce. It is often used because it extends the shelf life of certain foods without detracting from their flavor. Even so, a number of health issues are related to this additive, making high-fructose free barbecue sauces a … Read More