Availability of refined sugars has been higher than corn sweeteners for the last seven years

Availability of refined sugars has been higher than corn sweeteners for the last seven years

In 2017, 126.6 pounds per person of caloric sweeteners were available for consumption by U.S. consumers, down from a high of 151.5 pounds in 1999. Availability of total corn sweeteners (high-fructose corn syrup, glucose syrup, and dextrose) fell from 83.6 pounds per person in 1999 to almost 56 pounds in 2017, while refined sugar (cane and beet) surpassed it in 2010, reaching 69.3 pounds per person in 2017.


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