Ketchup is a traditional sauce of every table of any country. It often serves with French fries, pakoras, sandwiches, barbeque, burgers and with several daily meals.
It is low calorie condiment, contains vitamin A and C and no fats, But it does not mean to squeeze bottles of ketchup on your plate because it has some dangerous effects on your health.
Ketchups basically include tomatoes, water and sugar and some harmful ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, natural flavoring and tomato concentrate. Onion powder and natural flavoring are a small percentage of the overall content.
The tomatoes are overcooked which removes its vitamins and minerals. HFCS has higher amount of fructose, fructose tells our brain that we are hungry, that’s mean the more we eat, the more we want to eat. And it is extremely dangerous.
Moreover, per tablespoon of sugar contains 4 grams of sugar, and consuming more than a tablespoon of ketchup at a time, quickly builds up your sugar rate and exceeds your maximum daily fructose limit (25gm or less). Note that almost every food item contains high amount of sugars.
Therefore, homemade ketchups are highly encouraged here which are safe to have with your meal specially, with less sugar and no HFCS.