It doesn’t matter if you are a vegan or meat lover, you will still want that ketchup taste on your food or dip it into. I took it upon myself to do some research on high fructose corn syrup, and what I found was hard to ignore. We’ll get to that in a bit, but first look at the label of Heinz’s Tomato Ketchup.
You will notice that there are some ingredients that are worth being questioned and looked into. When you find out what I know, you will realize how toxic and hazardous they are to your health over time.
Here’s the heinz “ketchup” ingredient label:
If you have no idea how ingredient labels work, the label provides a list of ingredients from most to least in the food, which means that tomato concentrate from ripe, red tomatoes is whats within this ketchup mostly, while distilled vinegar comes second, and high fructose corn syrup follows and so on.
There’s a very small amount of natural flavoring and onion powder within it as well. At least now you know the gist of what is going on here. Now, I will go over whats inside Heinz ketchup that’s in every fast food joint, restaurant in America and the world.
Here’s the list of ingredients:
- Tomato Concentrate
- Distilled Vinegar
- High Fructose Corn Syrup
- Corn Syrup
- Onion Powder, Salt, Spice, Natural Flavor etc.
I laughed when I read the ingredients label because they are deceiving the public into thinking they are consuming a healthy condiment, by labeling two ingredients differently even with them being the same ingredient.
It’s easy to guess which two I’m talking about? High fructose corn syrup and corn syrup are the same thing, They use a second name for HFCS because it will deceive you into thinking there is other ingredients, when there isn’t, for two exact reasons.
One, they want you to think that corn syrup is a healthier alternative than high fructose corn syrup, so they put a difference between the two. Heinz wants you to fall into their deceptive tactics. They do it because many consumers are finding out that the higher the ingredient on the ingredients list, the more there is in the product. If they added just “High Fructose Corn Syrup” and took out ‘corn syrup’ that would be on the top of the list.
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The label of ingredients would appear more like this:
1. High Fructose Corn Syrup
2. Tomato Concentrate
3. Distilled Vinegar
4. Salt, Spices etc.
Talk about the label exploiting the real ingredients! It would bring in an understanding for all consumers, and notify them what they are about to buy and even consume later on. It would educate you that you’re eating GMO corn than organic tomato-based ketchup. Secondly, they use distilled vinegar in their ketchup. You probably don’t know this, but vinegar comes straight from Genetically Modified Corn! Furthermore, the label reads ‘salt, spice, onion powder, natural flavoring.’
Heinz uses a cheap form of salt that is known for raising blood pressure, body toxicity, mineral imbalances (high sodium in blood) which can cause many health problems. They even add in the label ‘natural flavors’ and I can only imagine what that could mean. As you can see below, there is no protein or fiber, but sugar and sodium.
I wonder where the sugar comes from? the ‘natural flavor’ could be sugar. If you look into it, you’ll see that 1tbsp equals to 7 percent of your daily value for sugar, so every spoonful of ketchup you take in, you basically raise your sodium daily value by 7 percent. When you count it up… 7-14,21,28,35, it comes to a big amount, and not even counting what you’re eating with the condiment.
There is a lot of reasons to steer clear from Heinz ketchup, and I’ll give you at least three reasons why you should refrain from using this condiment.
High Fructose Corn Syrup: Heinz ketchup contains an excessive amount of HFCS. It is highly toxic to our overall health and acts as a sugar when digested in the body! Coming from GMO corn, makes it deadly. It raises blood sugar levels and gradually damages the liver over time.
HFCS can cause heart disease, weak immunity, diabetes, obesity and more. What I find so scary was what I read from Dr. Mark Hyman’s website. It was noted by him, that an FDA researcher was in contact with the corn producers to send a barrel of HFCS to her for testing, however they declined to send one. She would contact them many times and fail.
She then decided to ponder over her approach to receive a barrel. Once she tweaked her approach and requested a new beverage company send a barrel to her. They did just that, and she was able to conduct a test. The tests results found that high fructose corn syrup has toxic levels of Mercury (a heavy metal).
This all came from a researcher for the FDA! Its fact that Mercury affects the nervous system and brain, leading to autism which effects children.
Keep your kids away from Heinz ketchup and high fructose corn syrup.
1. Don’t forget that Heinz lists corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup as separate.
There will be a higher level of high fructose corn syrup in it, translating to high levels of mercury. HFCS isn’t just hazardous to your health, it can kill you over time and so can Genetically Modified Foods. Heinz ketchup is nothing but a GMO product laced with toxic, artificial sweeteners.
2. Distilled Vinegar & Sugar:
Distilled vinegar is essentially made from genetically modified corn, that’s grown with toxic pesticides and chemicals. Consuming this form of vinegar is not beneficial in any way to your health, it’s deadly. They list ‘natural flavors’ on the label, and list 4 grams of sugar above it.
They not only added high fructose corn syrup in a large,generous amount, but they added sugar also and labeled it as ‘natural flavors.’ Most sugar in products come from GMO sources. GMO beet sugar is the most commonly used in todays GMO food.
This much sugar without any fiber or anything else has been shown to spike blood sugar levels. It essentially puts a ton of stress on your pancreas and liver.
3. No Nutritional Value Whatsoever:
The ketchup has no form of nutrition inside it. The small amount of ‘tomato paste’ could have a small amount of cooked lycopene that your body won’t absorb. This ketchup is a chemical breed of genetically modified ingredients, sugar and toxic sugar like substances. It’s void of any nutrition yet full of GMO’s, sugar, and chemicals like mercury, which are extremely toxic to our health.
If you feel concerned about your health and well-being, and the health and well-being of your family, you’ll opt for a non-GMO recipe!