Give me the straight dope on “corn syrup solids”. (Google either tells me where I can buy it for food processing or scientific stuff that’s over my head about changing molecules and other stuff.)
What are corn syrup solids? Is this something I want to be eating? My husband tends to pick up a lot of processed foods (yuckorama) at the grocery store, and we’re guilty of both relying on insta-crap to round out meals. Stuff like instant mashed potatoes, boxed stuffing, ready-made soups, and so on.
So I am trying to eat better yet again, and was perusing the ingredients listed on stuff in our kitchen cupboards. There are “corn syrup solids” in all three foodstuffs, the potatoes, the stuffing, and it’s the second ingredient in the packet of cup-a-soup I have stashed in desk drawer at work for emergency food purposes.
Why are ‘they’ putting something sweet (I presume) into normally savoury dishes? Is it a conspiracy to make us all even fatter, and ‘hooked’ on processed crapola? Do ‘corn syrup solids’ and related corn sugar/syrup really actually make you feel less full and more inclined to overeat because there’s no satiety involved in their consumption? (A co-worker’s statement, which I am dubious of.)
Despite being dubious about the last, I’d like to know more about “corn syrup solids”, why they’re there, and what they do to me when I eat them.
I’m thinking I shouldn’t be eating them. (I should be eating lean protein, some complex carbohydrates, and lots of fresh vegetables and fruit, I’m thinking.)