Secret Names of Corn

Corn can be sneaky. As someone who is corn intolerant, one of the things I do is keep track of what it calls itself. If you know another name corn uses as an alias that I leave off, please let me know! (Please also know that if you have a corn allergy this list is laughably inadequate.)

  • Corn
  • Corn Meal
  • Corn Oil
  • Corn Starch
  • Corn Sugar (Yes, I’ve seen this before)
  • Corn Syrup
  • Food Starch
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Maize
  • Maize Starch
  • Maltodextrin
  • Modified Food Starch
  • Powdered Sugar (Technically powdered sugar is okay. But 99% of this is made with corn starch as an anti-caking agent. When’s the last time you checked the ingredients on something like this?)