Corn Terminology and Corn-Free Munchies
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In addition to helping buy Korean snack and grocery products this guide serves as a resource for people with food allergies, celiac disease or other food restrictions. This is in no way an extensive list of Korean products available. There are several companies who are creating new and innovative products everyday.
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If you have a sensitivity or food allergy to corn buying snacks or beverages require extra precaution when reading ingredient statements. There are many variations that corn may appear on product labels. Listed below are ways corn can appear for a reference.
Common Corn By-Product Names:
- Corn syrup
- Corn starch, starch, modified food starch
- Fructose or crystalline fructose
- Glucono-delta-lactone: also known as GDL is often found in cured meats
- Free Fatty Acids: monoglycerides and diglycerides
- High-Fructose Corn Syrup
- Malt, malt syrup, malt extract
- Maltodextrin, dextrin
- Mono-Sodium Glutamate, also known as MSG is often derived from corn
- Sucrose – can come from cane sugar, however some labels read from corn
- Vegetable oil, vegetable broth, vegetable protein, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, vegetable mono or diglycerides
- Zein – the principal protein from corn
Other corn by-products to look out for include: caramel flavoring or coloring, xanthan gum, and sugar (glucose).
Corn Free – Korean Snacks
References Used: By-Product Of Corn
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* Always be on the alert for hidden corn ingredients or changes in the manufacturing processes. Don’t forget to always read the labels before consuming a product. *
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