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No. The large majority of starch based ingredients contain no fructose at all. The only starch based ingredients which contain fructose are Glucose Fructose syrups and Fructose Glucose syrups.

Whilst no pan EU figures exist, research from France and the Netherlands demonstrates that Glucose Fructose syrups and Fructose Glucose syrups contribute less than 5% of total fructose intake. In France, for example, the average fructose intake is 42g per day, of which 22g comes from naturally occurring fructose (primarily in fruit and honey), 18g from sucrose (table sugar) and 2g from Glucose Fructose syrups and Fructose Glucose syrups.

Whilst starch based ingredients are the only ingredients which mention ‘fructose’ on the ingredient label, they are only a minor contributor to total fructose intake.

Sources:

FFAS, 2014

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