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What is ketchup? About the ingredient ketchup. Including 805 recipes with ketchup, nutrition data, and where to find it.


Ketchup, (sometimes spelled "catsup") is a condiment, usually made from tomatoes.

The ingredients in a typical ketchup are tomato concentrate, vinegar, corn syrup or other sugar, salt, spice and herb extracts (including celery), spice and garlic powder. Allspice, cloves, cinnamon, onion, and other vegetables may be included.

Ketchup has health benefits which are offset by the salt and sugar content. Ketchup is a source of lycopene, an antioxidant which may help prevent some forms of cancer.

This is particularly true of the organic brands of ketchup. Organic brands have three times as much lycopene.

Ketchup, much like marinara sauce and other cooked tomato foods, yields higher levels of lycopene per serving because cooking makes lycopene in tomatoes more bio-available.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (240g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 232Calories from Fat 6
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.7g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 1%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2673mg 111%
Total Carbohydrate 60.4g 20%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars 54.6
Protein 4.2g
Vitamin A 45% Vitamin C 60%
Calcium 4% Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Ketchup is usually found in the condiments section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Ketchup is a member of the Vegetables and Vegetable Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much does ketchup weigh?

measure grams
1 cup 240
1 tbsp 15
1 packet 6

In Chinese:番茄酱
British (UK) term: Ketchup
en français:ketchup
en español:salsa catsup

Recipes using ketchup

There are 782 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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