Why Call It Corn Sugar
Oddly enough, people think sugar is better for you!
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100914/ap_on_bi_ge/us_corn_syrup_image Corn Sugar is the preferred new name of high fructose corn sweetener which the Corn Refiners Association is hoping to use on food labels as an alternative to its current name. In part, this is because people have associated the “high fructose” designation as being worse than natural sugar despite evidence that they have an equal effect on obesity and other issues. Therefore, a name change would allow for a new identity in the same way that Canola Oil is used instead of a less desirable name for cooking oil. Corn sugar as a name would also potentially be a boon to farmers who may get a lift from people who are looking to avoid imported sugar cane products in favor of domestically produced ingredients..
Notes and Special Information
Special note: If you are checking labels for sweetners, you may want to consider calories and servings instead. Your chance of obesity does not change if you switch from sugar to corn sugar.