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Something else to check for in ingredients
      05/15/09 10:17 AM

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I learned about something new recently: crystalline fructose. It's the sweetener in Glaceau VitaminWater and is supposedly gaining in popularity because it packs more sweetness per calorie than other sweeteners like sugar and HFCS. The problem is that crystalline fructose is like HFCS on steroids. From Wikipedia (emphasis mine):


Crystalline fructose is a processed sweetener derived from corn, just like High Fructose Corn Syrup, but enriched with fructose. The fructose is crystallized, dried, and milled, then used as a sweetener in the likes of beverages and yogurts. It consists of 98% fructose and <2% other minerals (HFCS is 55% fructose).

So if you have problems with HFCS, I'd stay away from this stuff. In fact, I'd probably stay away from it anyhow. I tolerate fructose well but do have problems with many fruit juices so I can't imagine I'd handle this stuff well.


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* Something else to check for in ingredients
05/15/09 10:17 AM
* Re: Something else to check for in ingredients
Lisa Marie
05/18/09 10:23 AM
* I am so with you lisa marie!
05/18/09 11:31 AM
* Re: Something else to check for in ingredients
05/18/09 10:37 AM
* Re: Something else to check for in ingredients
Little Minnie
05/15/09 04:49 PM
* most of those drinks are no better than sugared soda anyway
05/15/09 08:02 PM
* pop has carbonation
Little Minnie
05/18/09 04:30 PM
* Homemade sports drink
05/16/09 08:58 AM

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