Heinz Ketchup may be the most popular condiment on the market today, but that doesn’t mean it is good for you. There are hidden Heinz Ketchup dangers that could pose risks to your health.
One could even argue that Heinz Ketchup isn’t even ketchup at all. It is a mixture of chemicals and non-natural ingredients that could be harmful to you. Perhaps the biggest reason comes in the key ingredient: high fructose corn syrup. The ingredient has been identified by doctors as one of the key factors in modern obesity and our current health crisis.
Heinz Ketchup has recently been banned in Israel from calling its product ketchup as it doesn’t include enough tomatoes. But there are more reasons why you should be cautious about this product.
There is a growing awareness that the consumption of processed foods is seriously endangering health, as it is rich in chemicals and toxins. On the other hand, it is recommended that we consume organic foods, and eat fresh, instead of bought foods from the stores.
This also involves small things you may regard as harmless, like sauces, dressings, mustard and ketchup. Today, we will reveal a few rather disturbing facts regarding the Heinz ketchup. Namely, it seems that the consumption of this ketchup is seriously damaging your health.
Labels of products list their contents, from most to least, according to their percentage included in the package. Therefore, ketchup contains red ripe tomato concentrate which makes the most of it, and then, distilled vinegar, high fructose corn syrup, onion powder, natural flavor etc.
Now, let us review the ingredients of Heinz ketchup which is one of the most popular ketchup brands, and is commonly used in restaurants, in our homes, in numerous countries in the world.
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Onion Powder, Salt, Spice, Natural Flavor etc.
At first sight, you may not notice, but manufacturers have listed the same ingredient twice, just labeling them differently. This is not innocent as you may regard it.
Namely, corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup are the same condiments, but they are making a trick with the aim to make you think that their ketchup contains more ingredients that it actually does.
There are two reasons for this. Initially, they divide this ingredient in two in order to lead you into thinking that corn syrup is healthier than high fructose corn syrup.
They want to persuade you that there is a difference between these two, where there is actually none. Moreover, they want to hide the fact that the higher the ingredient is on the list, the more it is included int he product. Hence, if you eliminate the ‘corn syrup’ from the list, it would look like this:
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Salt, Spices etc.
In this way, customers will be aware that instead of ketchup, they are buying a product which is based on GMO corn syrup. So, manufacturers are struggling t deceive consumers in order to sell their product. And this is just the beginning.
Moreover, you need to be aware of its second ingredient, vinegar, comes from genetically modified corn. Hence, we have three corn- based ingredients already in our favorite ketchup!
Yet, this is not the end. Let us review the other ingredients as well. The label continues ‘salt, spice, onion powder, natural flavoring’. The salt in this ketchup is the cheapest one possible, linked to mineral imbalances, toxicity, and high blood pressure, which causes serious health issues if consumed frequently.
When it comes to the ‘natural flavors’, no one knows the real composition of ingredients behind it.
Furthermore, we can conclude that it contains sodium and sugar, but no protein or fiber. And he source of sugar is actually labeled as ‘natural flavor’.
If we do a simple mathematics, while 1 tablespoon is 7% of your daily sugar value, and each ketchup tablespoon you eat will raise the daily intake of sodium by 7%… 7-14-21-28. This means that you easily intake a great amount of the daily sodium value with just one ingredient, despite all that comes with the food you combine it with.