Wellness through Nutrition & Nature


Ingredients in Corn

June 25, 2014 11:11 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Recently, corn has raised its head as the culprit underlying a long list of allergic reactions

Few people realize the connection between their symptoms and the rampant inclusion of corn and corn derivatives in a growing list of foods and personal care products. The truth be told, corn (most commercial varieties are genetically modified) may be worse than sugar and wheat.

Below is a comprehensive list of the ingredients in corn:

  • Acetic acid

  • Alcohol

  • Alpha tocopherol

  • Artificial flavorings

  • Artificial sweeteners

  • Ascorbates

  • Ascorbic acid

  • Aspartame (Artificial sweetener)

  • Astaxanthin

  • Baking powder

  • Barley malt* (generally OK, but can be contaminated)

  • Bleached flour*

  • Blended sugar (sugaridextrose)

  • Brown sugar* (generally OK if no caramel color)

  • Calcium citrate

  • Calcium fumarate

  • Calcium gluconate

  • Calcium lactate

  • Calcium magnesium acetate (CMA)

  • Calcium stearate

  • Calcium stearoyl lactylate

  • Caramel and caramel color

  • Carbonmethylcellulose sodium

  • Cellulose microcrystalline

  • Cellulose, methyl

  • Cellulose, powdered

  • Cetearyl glucoside

  • Choline chloride

  • Citric acid*

  • Citrus cloud emulsion (CCS)

  • Coco glycerides (cocoglycerides)

  • Confectioners sugar

  • Corn alcohol, corn gluten

  • Corn extract

  • Corn flour

  • Corn oil, corn oil margarine

  • Corn starch

  • Corn sweetener, corn sugar

  • Corn syrup, corn syrup solids

  • Corn, popcorn, cornmeal

  • Cornstarch, cornflour

  • Crosscarmellose sodium

  • Crystalline dextrose

  • Crystalline fructose

  • Cyclodextrin

  • DATUM (a dough conditioner)

  • Decyl glucoside

  • Decyl polyglucose

  • Dextrin

  • Dextrose (also found in IV solutions)

  • Dextrose anything (such as monohydrate or anhydrous)

  • d-Gluconic acid

  • Distilled white vinegar

  • Drying agent

  • Erythorbic acid

  • Erythritol

  • Ethanol

  • Ethocel 20

  • Ethylcellulose

  • Ethylene

  • Ethyl acetate

  • Ethyl alcohol

  • Ethyl lactate

  • Ethyl maltol

  • Fibersol-2

  • Flavorings*

  • Food starch

  • Fructose*

  • Fruit juice concentrate*

  • Fumaric acid

  • Germ/germ meal

  • Gluconate

  • Gluconic acid

  • Glucono delta-lactone

  • Gluconolactone

  • Glucosamine

  • Glucose*

  • Glucose syrup* (also found in IV solutions)

  • Glutamate

  • Gluten

  • Gluten feed/meal

  • Glycerides

  • Glycerin*

  • Glycerol

  • Golden syrup

  • Grits

  • High fructose corn syrup

  • Hominy

  • Honey*

  • Hydrolyzed corn

  • Hydrolyzed corn protein

  • Hydrolyzed vegetable protein

  • Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose

  • Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose pthalate (HPMCP)

  • Inositol

  • Invert syrup or sugar

  • Iodized salt

  • Lactate

  • Lactic acid*

  • Lauryl glucoside

  • Lecithin

  • Linoleic acid

  • Lysine

  • Magnesium citrate

  • Magnesium fumarate

  • Magnesium stearate

  • Maize

  • Malic acid

  • Malonic acid

  • Malt syrup from corn

  • Malt, malt extract

  • Maltitol

  • Maltodextrin

  • Maltol

  • Maltose

  • Mannitol

  • Methyl gluceth

  • Methyl glucose

  • Methyl glucoside

  • Methylcellulose

  • Microcrystaline cellulose

  • Modified cellulose gum

  • Modified corn starch

  • Modified food starch

  • Molasses* (corn syrup may be present; know your product)

  • Mono- and di- glycerides

  • Monosodium glutamate

  • MSG

  • Natural flavorings*

  • Olestra/Olean

  • Polenta

  • Polydextrose

  • Polylactic acid (PLA)

  • Polysorbates* (e.g. Polysorbate 80)

  • Polyvinyl acetate

  • Potassium citrate

  • Potassium fumarate

  • Potassium gluconate

  • Powdered sugar

  • Pregelatinized starch

  • Propionic acid

  • Propylene glycol*

  • Propylene glycol monostearate*

  • Saccharin

  • Salt (iodized salt)

  • Semolina (unless from wheat)

  • Simethicone

  • Sodium carboxymethylcellulose

  • Sodium citrate

  • Sodium erythorbate

  • Sodium fumarate

  • Sodium lactate

  • Sodium starch glycolate

  • Sodium stearoyl fumarate

  • Sorbate

  • Sorbic acid

  • Sorbitan* (anything)

  • Sorbitol

  • Sorghum* (not all is bad; the syrup and/or grain CAN be mixed with corn)

  • Splenda (Artificial sweetener)

  • Starch (any kind that’s not specified)

  • Stearic acid

  • Stearoyls

  • Sucralose (Artificial sweetener)

  • Sucrose

  • Sugar* (not identified as cane or beet)

  • Threonine

  • Tocopherol (vitamin E)

  • Treacle (aka golden syrup)

  • Triethyl citrate

  • Unmodified starch

  • Vanilla, natural flavoring

  • Vanilla, pure or extract

  • Vanillin

  • Vegetable anything that’s not specific*

  • Vinegar, distilled white

  • Vinyl acetate

  • Vitamin C* and Vitamin E*

  • Vitamins*

  • Xanthan gum

  • Xylitol

  • Yeast*

  • Zea mays

  • Zein

People can suffer for years (or a lifetime) without ever suspecting that their health problems are related to corn. The best and perhaps the only treatment for a food allergy is to completely avoid the food. This includes all ingredients derived from it.

Sharyn Wynters is a naturopath with over 30 years experience in health and wellness. She is author of the book, The Pure Cure: A Guide to Freeing your Life from Dangerous Toxins. If you are interested in a private consultation, contact her through her website: www.wyntersway.com


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Categorised in:

This post was written by Sharyn Wynters

Comments are closed here.