Myth: High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) has the highest fructose content of any other type of sugar
Truth: HFCS that is typically used in sodas and other sugary snacks has about 42% or 55% fructose (HFCS 42, HFCS 55). There are other concentrations such as HFCS 80 and HFCS 90, which are rarely ever used and only in very small amounts. HFCS has similar fructose content to table sugar (50%) and many fruits. Apples have as much as 60% fructose for comparison. HFCS is called ‘high fructose’ because, enzymes are added to regular corn syrup (primarily glucose) to increase fructose content. So, by comparison to the original high glucose corn syrup, it is high.