YELLOW DENT #2
Yellow Dent #2 refers to a type of corn known for its high starch content and heavy outer skin making it inedible to humans without extensive cooking and processing. Also known as field corn, Yellow Dent #2 is primarily grown as a feed for cattle, a base for ethanol and biodegradable plastics, as well as for processing into prepared foods.
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Jar  Every kit comes with a jar to store your homemade high fructose corn syrup.
Video  Every kit comes with a wooden stirring spoon with a usb drive attached. The usb drive contains a copy of the instructional video for use of the kit at home.
Glucose Isomerase  is a genetically engineered enzyme (Streptomyces) produced through the fermentation of microorganisms using a variety of bacteria. Glucose Isomerase converts starches into sugars by changing glucose into fructose. Glucose Isomerase was developed for the process of making high fructose corn syrup.
Sulfuric Acid  A highly corrosive, strong mineral acid. A component in battery acid, drain cleaner, and lead batteries. Sulfuric Acid functions as a preservative in the procedure for making high fructose corn syrup.
Alpha Amylase  is a bacterial enzyme similar to what our saliva produces to break down starches. Alpha Amylase is a starch-splitting enzyme used to separate sugar from starch and seperate sugar into shorter chain oligosaccharides.
Glucose Amylase  is an industrial enzyme derived from a yeast or fungi. Glucose Amylase further catalyzes the breakdown of malto-oligosaccharides to glucose.
Xylose  D Xylose is a five carbon sugar. Xylose is converted into D xylulose through the isomerization process of making high fructose corn syrup.
Rubber Gloves  are used while handling the hazardous laboratory strength salicylic acid.
Cheesecloth  is used to separate the corn slurry from the syrup. The cheesecloth wrapped corn slurry can be discarded in the trash.