Light Corn Syrup
Light corn syrup is the liquid derived from corn starch which is clarified to remove all color. It is extremely sweet and used as a cane sugar substitute. While corn syrup comes in multiple varieties, the light type contains corn syrup, vanilla and salt.
The texture of light corn syrup is smooth and it is clear in color
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Often used in recipes for frostings, candies, jam and jellies.
Used in commercially-prepared foods as thickener, sweetener and humectant which is an ingredient that retains moisture and thus maintains a food's freshness.
Conserving and Storing
Store at room temperature. Light corn syrup may turn yellow over time but this is a normal process and does not affect the syrup negatively.