Candy corn isn't just sugar. It's actually made up of several ingredients, including sugar, corn syrup, confectioner's glaze, salt, dextrose, gelatin, sesame oil, artificial flavor, honey, yellow 6, yellow 5, and red 3. It also contains gelatin, a protein made from animal parts like hides and bones. So if you're vegan, skip the candy corn this Halloween. The smooth outside coating is made from lac-resin, an insect secretion from lac bugs found in Asia. Each piece of candy corn contains about 7.5 calories, but, candy corn contains almost no nutritional value. The only nutrition comes from sesame oil, which is high in vitamin E. So whether you love or hate candy corn, you should at least know it does nothing for you.
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