Mercury- Yet another reason to avoid high-fructose corn syrup!

In case you weren't already avoiding this harmful sugar in the foods that you serve your family, here's some great motivation to work towards doing so.

Small Notebook just put up an excellent post, detailing the mercury that has been discovered in quite a list of foods containing high-fructose corn syrup (such as granola bars, yogurt, ketchup, jelly and jam, juice and pops, canned soups and many more).

That's right, folks, more mercury!

For much more information on where the mercury comes from and some great links (including one to a detailed list of the foods found to contain mercury), make sure you read the full post.

Whole foods win again.

About Stephanie Langford

Stephanie Langford has a passion for sharing ideas and information for homemakers who want to make healthy changes in their homes, and carefully steward all that they've been given. She has written three books geared to helping families live more naturally and eat real, whole foods, without being overwhelmed, without going broke and with simple meal planning. She is the creator of Keeper of the Home.

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  1. Stephanie, thanks so much for sharing this link. I appreciate it!

  2. Wow! That was very interesting. Thanks for forwarding the article on to us. Thank heaven for whole foods!

  3. Yes, it has to have HFCS. It’s the process that some of the companies are using (but not all companies), so go through the link to the post at Small Notebook, where you can read the list of the actual foods and brands that were found to contain the mercury. It’s definitely not in every ketchup or every granola bar!

  4. Interesting. Does a food have to have HFCS in the ingredients to contain it? We still use ketchup occasionally that does not list that as an ingredient. I have yet to find a recipe/product for ketchup that my family likes so we just limit it for now.

  5. Check out this interesting article about High Fructose Corn Syrup and the misconceptions about the appearance of Mercury in it. You can read it here: as well as, this video that debunks the recent study released in the IATP report and Environmental Health article. You can view it here:

    -FT on behalf of the Corn Refiner’s Association