While a little fructose in fruit is fine, large amounts of added sugar can have detrimental health effects ( 1 , 2 ).
For this reason, many people avoid fructose and instead use low-fructose sweeteners, such as brown rice syrup.
However, you may be wondering if it is healthier than other sweeteners.
This article explains whether brown rice syrup is good or bad for your health.
What is brown rice syrup?
It is made by exposing cooked rice to enzymes that break down starches and turn them into smaller sugars, then filtering out impurities.
The result is a thick, sugary syrup.
Brown rice syrup contains three sugars: maltotriose (52%), maltose (45%) and glucose (3%).
However, don't let the names fool you.