powder to liquid glucose
Hi I have just discovered that "Liquid" is just "Powdered" heated with just a dash of water to stop it going into a solid lump when it cools down. This works just fine with plastic icing for sugar craft. we moved from a big city to a farming community and could only find the powdered form here. What do they say about "necessity being the mother of invention...."
Liquid glucose isn't something that's commonly available here - here's a reference about it's use in Europe:
Sucrose (or dextrose - table sugar) is actually only 50% glucose - it's a disaccharide, consisting of two monosaccharides - one glucose and one fructose molecule.
Pure corn syrup is about as close to pure glucose as you'll find (see the link above) on the shelf. When Cargill and their friends process Glucose from corn to make HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup), they're actually making corn syrup look more like sucrose.
AFAIK, fructose actually tastes sweeter than glucose, which is what makes the process of manufacturing cheap sugar substitute worthwhile. In that context, I wonder what the purpose of using pure glucose would be?