Can I analyze my NDSR data for high fructose corn syrup intake?

The short answer is ‘no’. Some NDSR users have wondered if they could create an estimate of HFCS by totaling fructose and glucose, two sugars that are included in the NCC Food and Nutrient Database. This approach is problematic because high fructose corn syrups are just one source of these sugars.
Added Sugars (by Available Carbohydrate) and Added Sugars (by Total Sugars) are included in the database, and depending on your research question, may be useful to you. It is also possible to estimate intake of food categories that tend to include products that contain high fructose corn syrup. For example, servings of sweetened soft drinks may be estimated using the NCC Food Groups Serving Count System.