Purchasers need to be aware of what goes into making the food products we buy. We believe that any food product on the shelves was produced with care and with, ‘real’ food ingredients.
Shockingly the one condiment you presumably have in your refrigerator right now isn’t made with as much care as you might hope.
It’s not Mustard, it’s not Mayonnaise.. It is ketchup.
Ketchup Manufacturers regularly do not use fresh tomatoes when making the product. They use a dried red tomato product and just add water to it.
The rest of the ingredients include corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, vinegar, spices, salt, natural flavoring, and onion powder. Corn syrup and high-fructose corn syrup are basically sugar.
Adding the sugar makes the product taste better and makes it more appealing to children. Salt, as you know, if ingested in large amounts over time can cause high blood pressure.
There are approximately 2 cups of sugar in a 1.3-liter bottle of ketchup! Can you imagine? Did you even know there was that much sugar?
The standard serving of ketchup is about two tablespoons, and in that serving, there are approximately two teaspoons of sugar.
There is something you can do though – make your own ketchup.
That way you can examine what goes into it and control the ingredients.
Watch the video below to see how easy it is to create your own ketchup -and the taste is incredible!