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Old 11-18-2010, 11:51 AM   #11
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Re: Is Corn Syrup Bad?

Trader Joes and Whole Foods ketchup is hfcs free and both are reasonably priced.

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Old 11-22-2010, 10:43 AM   #12
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I like Annie's organic:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/re.../dp/B001EQ4KYQ
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:00 AM   #13
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Re: Is Corn Syrup Bad?

Here is a light corn syrup substitute recipe.
2 c. PURE CANE sugar
3/4 c. water
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
Dash of salt

Combine all ingredients in a heavy, large pan. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and put cover on it for 3 minutes to get sugar crystals off the sides of the pan. Uncover and cook until it reaches soft ball stage. Stir often.

Cool syrup and store in a covered container at room temperature. It will keep for about 2 months. Makes almost 2 cups.


I found that you have to use pure cane sugar and make sure that the sugar fully dissolves or it tends to crystallize.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:43 AM   #14
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The new heinz one is pretty good, but I stay far away from hunts I can't stand their ketchup lol
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I've recently eliminated hfcs from my kitchen. One thing I'm having issues finding is a ketchup that's hfcs free, especially now that I make my own barbecue sauce and need ketchup for the recipe I use.
I just found a recipe for a Heinz copycat and it's gotten great reviews-but it calls for light corn syrup. I know nothing about this-is it the same as hfcs? Are there any negatives to using it? I'm trying to switch us to a natural/whole foods diet as much as possible (hence the homemade ketchup), but don't know if using corn syrup is defeating my attempt?
I try to avoid all corn syrup. Do you have Trader Joes near you? Their organic ketchup (and I think most other organic ones in general) avoid using any sort of corn syrup. They taste wayyyy better!
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:39 PM   #16
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So funny you ended up using honey because that was the first alternative that popped up in mind. We don't do hfcs in our house either, so I totally understand.
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