Insects are not a specific ingredient in ketchup, though a very nominal amount of insect parts may be detected in the product. Since tomato plants are grown in soil and insects feed off of them, insect fragments may be present on the plants when they are processed. As such, the United States Food and Drug Administration makes allowances for a small amount of insect remains that may be contained on or within ingredients used.
Ketchup is made from tomatoes, vinegar, sugar (or some type of sweetener), garlic and onions. Other ingredients may be added for variety. Traces of insects may also be found in spices added to ketchup for flavor. The Heinz Company, the largest ketchup manufacturer in the world, uses more than 200 million tons of tomatoes each year.
The USDA recognizes the virtual impossibility of removing all traces of insect fragments, given the large quantities of ingredients that food manufacturers use, and permits a marginal amount of insect traces in consumable food products. The amount of allowable insect traces varies slightly between the various tomato products and is measured both before and after harvest. An allowable mold count is also permitted in ketchup products.Learn More
Although one can convert 100 grams to cups, the conversion factor or equivalent is different, depending on the specific ingredient. Grams and cups also are two different types of measurements.Full Answer >
In the United States, where ketchup is known as the king of condiments, nationally recognized brands such as Del Monte, Heinz, Hunt's and Red Gold rule the ketchup market. Store-brand ketchups such as Wal-Mart’s "Great Value" are often included in a family of products specifically manufactured for retail supermarket chains.Full Answer >
There are many ways to clean a copper penny, but one method is to scrub it with ketchup, rinse the penny with water, and buff it with a paste of baking soda and water. Wipe any remaining paste away with a soft cloth.Full Answer >
Remove the green from your hair by washing it in ketchup, letting the ketchup soak into your hair, rinsing the ketchup free, and rewashing your hair with conditioner. This takes between 20 and 30 minutes and requires ketchup and cool water.Full Answer >