Ketchup is a staple item in everyone’s kitchen, but it turns out we’re not fully aware of everything the condiment has to offer.
Unfortunately, what it has offer is not actually good news.
It’s an American tradition to put ketchup on hot dogs, hamburgers and french fries. It’s actually the most popular condiment in the country!
So how could there possibly be anything bad about something that’s so well-loved?
While some folks may jokingly claim that ketchup fulfills one of your vegetable quotas for the day, it contains a lot more than a healthy dose of tomatoes.
When you grab a bottle of Heinz ketchup, you probably never thought to take a hard look at the nutrition facts on the back. It might actually surprise you!
The list of ingredients starts off harmlessly enough:
1. Tomato concentrate from red ripe tomatoes
But here’s where it starts to gets bad:
2. Distilled vinegar
3. High-fructose corn syrup (that’s another way of saying sugar)
4. Corn syrup (more sugar)
7. Onion powder
8. Natural flavoring
Wait a minute. Why does ketchup even need a double dose of sugar? No wonder it’s so pleasing to the palate!
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