Here Are 16 Everyday Foods That Surprisingly Contain Corn

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Corn prices are surging to record highs, as a historic drought is causing a shortage in the crop.And almost every food consumed by Americans contains corn in some way, shape or form. According to some estimates, about 3 in 4 supermarket products are made of the grain. 

We compiled a list of some surprising items featuring corn as a main ingredient. Let’s just say, if corn prices stay as high as they are, then your fast food burger and fries might not be so cheap in the coming months. 

Let’s hope the shortage stops soon. 

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title=”Hamburger patties”
content=”Most fast food hamburger patties and cheap store versions pad the product with corn.

Source: Time Magazine
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content=”Most french fries are cooked in vegetable oil which contains corn.

Source: Time Magazine
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title=”Fast food taco meat.”
content=”Fast food taco meat, such as Taco Bell’s, is made with ‘fillers’ such as corn.

Source: grist.org
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title=”Chicken nuggets”
content=”Processed chicken nuggets are also filled with corn to save money. They’re also fried in the stuff.

Source: Time Magazine
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title=”Soda (including diet)”
content=”Diet soda has a genetically modified corn sweetener. The regular stuff has high fructose corn syrup.

Source: Men’s Health
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title=”Ketchup”
content=”A main ingredient in the condiment is high fructose corn syrup.

Source: HeinzKetchup.com
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title=”Pudding”
content=”Most pre-made puddings are full of corn sweeteners.

Source: National Corn Grower’s Association
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title=”Fruit juice”
content=”Many of these beverages have added high fructose corn syrup.

Source: National Corn Grower’s Association
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title=”Yogurt”
content=”High fructose corn syrup is often added to yogurt to sweeten it and keep it from spoiling.

Source: Runner’s World
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title=”Salad dressing”
content=”Many salad dressings contain high fructose corn syrup.

Source: National Corn Grower’s Association
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title=”Soup”
content=”Corn starch is a main ingredient in most soup mixes. And it’s also added to canned stuff too.

Source: National Corn Grower’s Association
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title=”Baked goods”
content=”Corn is present in many of the ingredients used to make baked goods, including vanilla extract and baking powder.

Source: National Corn Grower’s Association
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title=”Gravy”
content=”Pre-made gravy is made with corn starch, which is good for thickening.

Source: National Corn Grower’s Association
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title=”Mayonnaise”
content=”A main ingredient in mayonnaise is vegetable oil, which is made from corn.

Source: National Corn Grower’s Association
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title=”Peanut butter”
content=”Peanut butter also contains corn syrup.

Source: National Corn Grower’s Association
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title=”Milk”
content=”Vitamin D fortified milk contains corn.

Source: eatdrinkbetter.com
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title=”Bottled water”
content=”Water itself doesn’t contain corn. But many of the bottles are made from corn products.

Source: cornallergic.blogspot.com
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title=”You’ve learned which surprising foods contain corn…”
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