Is ketchup healthy to eat?

Chef's answer
Ketchup is a low-calorie condiment, made from tomatoes, vinegar, salt, pepper, and spices. It contains 15 calories per tablespoon and vitamins A and C. Compared with its competitor mayonnaise, ketchup has no fat and far fewer calories per tablespoon (mayo contains 103 calories, 12 grams fat).
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Best ketchup substitute
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste.
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar.
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey.
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt.
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika (or sweet paprika)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder.
Ah, yes, tomato ketchup has the body and robust flavor of tomato paste with a bit of added sugar and seasoning, so it makes a great substitute for tomato paste in cooking. You can swap tomato ketchup one-for-one for tomato paste!2 May 2020
Is ketchup keto? Even though traditional ketchup contains tomatoes, a keto vegetable, it is definitely NOT keto friendly. Most ketchup brands have so much added sugar in them, they could technically be considered to be a candy.11 Sep 2020
Vienna Beef executive Bob Schwartz feels so strongly about this that he titled his hot dog history book "Never Put Ketchup on a Hot Dog." ... Many people will tell you it's because the sweetness in ketchup smothers the flavor of a good hot dog, but that would be true whether you were in Chicago or not.23 Aug 2017
Best ketchup substitute
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste.
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar.
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey.
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt.
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika (or sweet paprika)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder.
  • Substitute for ketchup
    • 1/2 cup tomato sauce.
    • 2 tablespoons sugar.
    • 1 tablespoon vinegar.
    • 1/8 teaspoons ground cloves.
    Best ketchup substitute
    • 1/4 cup tomato paste.
    • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar.
    • 1/2 tablespoon honey.
    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt.
    • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika (or sweet paprika)
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder.
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