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What Is Corn Syrup? Learn How To Use

Posted by: Ritika SenDate: 25th December 2022 11:12 IST
What Is Corn Syrup?

All of you must have eaten maize and must have eaten maize flour as well, but do you know that syrup is also made from maize which is called corn syrup? Yes, corn syrup is just like corn flour and corn starch. Today we are going to tell you in this article what is corn syrup and how it is used, so let's know about it.

What is corn syrup?

Corn syrup is made from corn starch and is used in a variety of foods. It contains more pure glucose than sugar. When we make any candy, it is used to make it shine.

Also, it is used to keep the cake soft. It gives texture to the food as well as enhances the taste and you can also finish the food with it.

How many types of this syrup are there


There are two types of corn syrup, light and dark. You can differentiate between these two yourself. Light syrup has no color means it is colorless and it is sweet in taste. While dark corn syrup is made by mixing it with light corn syrup and molasses, which gives it a dark colour.

Use of Corn Syrup


Corn syrup is most commonly used in desserts and other sweet things. It is also used to make marshmallows. It is made from corn syrup and granulated sugar and is then mixed with gelatin. Pecan pie is made in a similar way by mixing corn syrup, eggs, brown sugar, butter, and pecans. Can also be put on top of the recipe.

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