Submitter: Found this while weeding the cookbook section. I was shocked that a book on cooking with fructose ever existed. Every recipe has fructose added to it including but not limited to rice, carrots, roasted turkey, meatloaf and steamed vegetables!
Holly: Most cookbooks from 1979 are too old for your average public library. I’d weed it on that fact alone.
Fructose has a bad name. Many people immediately think “high fructose corn syrup,” but pure fructose is not the same thing. Fructose is sugar found, for example, in fruit, honey, and root vegetables. It has a lower glycemic index than other sugars. This isn’t the worst subject for a cookbook that a library could have, but the title and cover should do a better job of marketing the value of fructose.
That said, the recipes that the submitter listed do seem like odd foods to add fructose to!