How Much Sugar Is in Ketchup?


Quick Answer

One tablespoon of regular ketchup contains 3.62 to 4 grams of sugar. Heinz, the best selling brand of ketchup in the world, offers a reduced sugar version which contains 75 percent less sugar than their regular brand.

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Ketchup is a tangy sauce most commonly made from tomatoes, vinegar, various spices and a sweetener. It is typically served with hot dishes including French fries, hamburgers, hot dogs and eggs. Ketchup is thought to originate in China. It made its way to Malaysia and Singapore where it was discovered by English explorers. Ketchup increased in popularity in the United States throughout the 19th century with Henry J. Heinz's recipe becoming dominant in the early 20th century.

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