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Hack my Trader Joes Ketchup.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 24, 2011 at 10:10 PM

Just picked some up to go with my grass fed ground beef burgers and wanted to know if there's any way this stuff could possibly be bad for me, it's the best ketchup I've probably ever had and condiments are important to me now that they're harder to find pre-made.

Ingredients: Organic Tomato Puree, Organic Sugar, Organic White Vinegar, Salt, Organic Onion Powder, Organic Spices.

150mg Na, 3g carbs (2 sugar) per Tbsp.

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on April 15, 2012
at 05:40 PM

Is it a plastic bottle? I'd be most worried about BPA in the container, to be honest. Otherwise I'm sure it's great as long as you are reasonably healthy and tolerate nightshades okay!

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on September 21, 2011
at 02:31 PM

I would argue, although without any proof and based purely on what I've hear/read elsewhere, that the beef itself would prevent the sugar/insulin spike. And since there's significantly more beef than sugar, I wouldn't worry too much about a spike. I suppose everyone is different in terms of sensitivity.

C2ad96801ec1e22d2bf62475b6e52751

(1416)

on July 25, 2011
at 07:01 PM

Either I'm missing something, or this didn't answer OP's question.

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on July 25, 2011
at 05:28 PM

Pebbles in the window:)

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

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on July 25, 2011
at 12:12 PM

Yay! Thanks Jack! I appreciate that the bump came from you. :)

Cc7381bd787721575ea9198048132adb

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on July 25, 2011
at 03:30 AM

tastes more "tomatoey" in my opinion and almost has a sourness to it unlike other ketchup's I've had. I don't use it often but it's nice to have when I do want it on top of a burger cooked rare on the grill.

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on July 25, 2011
at 03:25 AM

i just upvoted this, and then realized that I am the one that pushed you over 10,000 points Gilliebean. Yay!

Cc7381bd787721575ea9198048132adb

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on July 25, 2011
at 12:23 AM

Might have to give them a ring and see what's in there for sure.

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on July 24, 2011
at 11:07 PM

I could be completely wrong, but I believe I read somewhere that if a label lists "spices" as an ingredient, it may include MSG.

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on July 24, 2011
at 10:51 PM

Husband is in love with that stuff.

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A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on July 24, 2011
at 10:51 PM

If you're not diabetic, insulin resistant, or dealing with auto-immune issues, I say:

"'Ketch' it up!"

A tablespoon or two once or twice a week won't do a ton of damage. But, if you have any of the above issues and you combine this with twenty other similar things, then you're throwing a ton of pebbles at the window, so to speak. ;)

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on July 25, 2011
at 12:12 PM

Yay! Thanks Jack! I appreciate that the bump came from you. :)

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on July 25, 2011
at 05:28 PM

Pebbles in the window:)

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on July 25, 2011
at 03:25 AM

i just upvoted this, and then realized that I am the one that pushed you over 10,000 points Gilliebean. Yay!

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on July 25, 2011
at 05:24 PM

I'm in the "just go for it" camp, but I wanted to point out this unsweetened ketchup that I use: http://www.westbrae.com/products/condiments/uu.php

You can get it online or at Whole Foods.

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on July 24, 2011
at 11:48 PM

This is so easy to make yourself, without all the sugar and other ingredients you might not want, and cheaper, too.

C2ad96801ec1e22d2bf62475b6e52751

(1416)

on July 25, 2011
at 07:01 PM

Either I'm missing something, or this didn't answer OP's question.

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on July 25, 2011
at 03:21 AM

The thing I would watch is the sugar. Regular ketchup (i.e. Heinz or Hunts) has 4g = 1 tsp of sugar per tbsp, which is pushing how much sugar I want in a condiment, since that is often the same amount of refined sugar that I otherwise have in about a week. The Trader Joe's stuff has half that which sounds much better but I would still be sparing with it, who wants a sugar insulin spike from beef?

I will admit that I also like ketchup with ground beef, but I am becoming a real sugar nazi, and am trying to avoid anything that even tastes sweet. Does this stuff taste less sweet than typical ketchup?

Cc7381bd787721575ea9198048132adb

(5541)

on July 25, 2011
at 03:30 AM

tastes more "tomatoey" in my opinion and almost has a sourness to it unlike other ketchup's I've had. I don't use it often but it's nice to have when I do want it on top of a burger cooked rare on the grill.

1368bb49d7a1455a3c477aea04363b03

(169)

on September 21, 2011
at 02:31 PM

I would argue, although without any proof and based purely on what I've hear/read elsewhere, that the beef itself would prevent the sugar/insulin spike. And since there's significantly more beef than sugar, I wouldn't worry too much about a spike. I suppose everyone is different in terms of sensitivity.

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on July 25, 2011
at 12:17 AM

I like the taste of meat by itself. Lately, I've really gotten into the tastes of foods with minimal condiments and spices. Sweet taste makes one want to eat more. Also, what gillie said, a tbsp here, another bit there, oops an unplanned cheat, oh no, I couldn't resist that bday cake . . . It adds up.

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on September 21, 2011
at 02:11 PM

http://organicvillefoods.com/category/products/condiments/

I use the organicville sugar free ketcup. It's great!

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