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3 Scientific Reasons Why You Should Never Put Heinz Ketchup On Your Food Again

We like to put ketchup on everything. Burgers, fries, pizza, pasta and sandwiches are not the same without ketchup. And we all love the Heinz ketchup. It is simply impossible to eat some foods without Heinz ketchup.


But, do you know what are you actually squeezing over your food? Next time you buy your Heinz stuff, you better read the label first. Now just throw that burger you spiced with a dollop of Heinz, because you will read things that will twist your guts inside out.

Never eat Heinz ketchup again

First, check the ingredients!

Flip over the bottle. We know it is hard, but you have to do it. Here is what you will see on the bottom of your Heinz ketchup:

  1. Tomato concentrate from red ripe tomatoes
  2. Distilled vinegar
  3. High fructose corn syrup
  4. Corn syrup
  5. Salt
  6. Spices
  7. Onion powder
  8. Natural flavoring

Disgusting. None of these seems delicious. The ingredients are labeled in order of most to least. This means that our ketchup contains plenty of tomato concentrate from red ripe tomatoes, and a small amount of natural flavoring. Or that is what we are told.

Producers try really hard to make their ketchup sound (and look) healthy. Tomato concentrate from ripe red tomatoes is a polished way of saying ‘processed tomatoes without any nutritional value.’ And ‘ripe red’ is supposed to make it sound better. Are they trying to make profit on consumers’ ignorance? Moreover, corn syrup is in no way healthier than high fructose syrup. These are the same awful thing.

People at Heinz know that people notice the order of ingredients on their labels, and they decided to put the same ingredient with two different names. If they skip this step, the label will look like this:

  1. High fructose syrup
  2. Tomato concentrate from red ripe tomatoes
  3. Distilled vinegar
  4. Salt
  5. Spices
  6. Onion powder
  7. Natural flavoring

You would never buy a product that is mostly corn syrup, right? It may seem good, but corn syrup is actually high fructose syrup.

Heinz also add the cheapest salt to their product. Excessive consumption of this salt intoxicates the body, increases blood pressure, and harms the mineral balance.

And who knows what ‘natural flavoring’ stands for.

A tablespoon of Heinz ketchup provides 7% of the recommended daily intake of sugar, and an unhealthy portion of sodium. A single tablespoon, people! And who on Earth adds only one tablespoon to their pizza?

3 Science-backed reasons to shut down Heinz 

  1. High fructose corn syrup

It is the worst ingredient that producers add to their products. It is made from genetically modified corn. High fructose corn syrup causes spikes in blood sugar and affects normal liver function. Regular consumption of such products causes heart disease, obesity, diabetes, poor immunity, etc.

If that is not enough, this sure will: A FDA researcher tested samples of corn syrup and found unhealthy levels of mercury. Yes, you got it right. Mercury is too destructive for the nervous system. It may also cause autism and it is especially dangerous for children.

So, do not allow your child to smother its fries in ketchup. That is how you love, too.

  1. Distilled vinegar and sugar

Distilled vinegar is nothing like the type of vinegar you add to your salad dressings. Distilled vinegar is obtained from genetically modified corn. This corn is treated with pesticides and chemicals. It is not something you should eat. It is about time for Heinz to stop selling their trashy ketchup.

  1. No nutritional value

Heinz ketchup contains no protein, no fiber, no minerals. Well, it sure contains 2% of vitamins A and C, but it is not enough to cover the tons of sodium and sugar you get from the ketchup.