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Does liquid glucose contain fructose in the same ratio as high fructose corn syrup?

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I removed the health aspect of your question, since that's off-topic here (see the faq). And.. am I missing something? Isn't liquid glucose just glucose? –  Jefromi Jun 13 '12 at 15:03
    
Glucose and fructose are different substances. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glucose en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fructose –  Mischa Arefiev Jun 13 '12 at 16:06
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All right, I'll say it as an answer: fructose is one sugar, glucose is another. High fructose corn syrup contains plenty of fructose (but not just that) - it's made by taking corn syrup and converting some glucose to fructose to make it taste sweeter.

The exact sugar makeup of glucose syrup varies (see also this previous question), but it certainly hasn't had glucose deliberately converted to fructose, and the primary sugar should be glucose. If the difference between fructose and glucose is a concern for you, hopefully you're buying a type of glucose syrup with known glucose content. (If you're talking about pure liquid glucose, then it's all glucose - which means no fructose.)

Finally, this is most definitely not a medical advice site, so if this is related to diabetic concerns, please talk to professionals who can help you with your diet.

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