For many, ketchup is the perfect condiment that goes great on hot dogs, hamburgers, and fries. I mean, who in their right mind can resist that delicious tomato-y stuff?
Unfortunately, new research has has shown that the tasty red condiment might be doing more harm to your body than good…
Lets kick things off with the fact that a single tablespoon of ketchup has more sugar than a chocolate chip cookie.
Sounds hard to believe, right? I know, but when a condiment is historically sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup just to make it taste good, we have a problem. One tablespoon has a whopping 3.7 grams of sugar…by the time you’re done with that boat of fries, you’ve had enough sugar for a few cookies.
Its Just Sugar And More Sugar
The first ingredient is tomato concentrate from red ripe tomatoes, and the second is distilled vinegar, which is no surprise. Next comes high-fructose corn syrup, followed by…corn syrup. In other words: sugar and more sugar.
In fact, a normal bottle of Heinz ketchup contains the equivalent of 33 tablespoons of sugar.
Somethign to consider the next time you reach out for the bottle of red stuff. Bon Appetit!