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America’s sweet tooth not as sweet as a decade earlier

America’s sweet tooth not as sweet as a decade earlier
In 2012, 138.9 pounds per person of caloric sweeteners were available for consumption by U.S. consumers, down from a high of 160.9 pounds in 1999. Availability of total corn sweeteners (high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), glucose syrup, and dextrose) has fallen from 83.1 pounds per person in 1999 to 61.4 pounds in 2014, partly reflecting rising sales of zero-calorie drinks at the expense of HFCS-sweetened soft drinks.

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Last updated: Monday, May 19, 2014

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