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Old 03-24-2010, 08:12 PM   #1
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corn starch

My question is,Is corn starch like high fructose corn syrup
I mean is it all made from the same stuff so one is just as bad as the other.
I boght and used sour cream which has corn starch,is it like a filler or something and ist it bad for us low carbers
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:33 PM   #2
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Both corn starch and corn syrup are derived from corn, but they are different things. Corn starch is a white powder, similar to flour. It's usually used as a thickener but can be used to coat food before frying (especially Chinese food). It is not sweet, and has no flavor really. It's also very slippery even when dry, and has come to replace talc in some baby powders
It's a starch, so it should be off limits to low carb dieting. However, I still use it to thicken gravy. It has 7 carbs/tbls (no fiber). I don't know if it has been linked to health problems like HFCS has.
I would recommend a sour cream like Daisy which has no additives at all. Most store brands have added thickeners.
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Both corn starch and corn syrup are derived from corn, but they are different things. Corn starch is a white powder, similar to flour. It's usually used as a thickener but can be used to coat food before frying (especially Chinese food). It is not sweet, and has no flavor really. It's also very slippery even when dry, and has come to replace talc in some baby powders
It's a starch, so it should be off limits to low carb dieting. However, I still use it to thicken gravy. It has 7 carbs/tbls (no fiber). I don't know if it has been linked to health problems like HFCS has.
I would recommend a sour cream like Daisy which has no additives at all. Most store brands have added thickeners.

I've always loved Daisy Sour cream, and it's usually cheaper than all the other brands too.
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