Fruits contain a form of natural sugar termed “fructose”, whereas the sweetener most commonly used in non-diet sodas is termed “high-fructose corn syrup”. High-fructose corn syrup is a common sweetener and preservative found in many foods on the market today. It is made by altering the sugar (glucose) in cornstarch to fructose to form a combination end product of fructose and glucose. High-fructose corn syrup is able to extend the shelf life of processed foods, and is cheaper than cane sugar.
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