People living in North America usually associate ketchup with the Heinz brand, and it’s no surprise: more than 650 million bottles of Heinz ketchup are sold in over 140 countries! The company even manages to sell 11 billion single serve packets annually!

CBS Money Watch has branded this ketchup as “America’s favorite ketchup” with over 50% of the condiment market share in the USA. However, as with many other products, popular doesn’t necessarily mean better. According to research, Heinz ketchup is not the healthiest brand of ketchup on the market. Here’s why:

  1. It has no nutritional value

If the picture wasn’t from the Heinz Food Service official website, many people could have been fooled about the nutritional value of Heinz ketchup. It’s time to face the facts: although the serving is very small, there are zero vitamins, calcium or iron in “America’s favorite ketchup”.

  1. Beware the high fructose corn syrup

The usual American diet is full of over-saturated fat and fructose corn syrup, and some doctors like Mark Hyman are saying that some foods present in the diet could eventually kill you! Heinz ketchup ranks very high on the list of the list.

HFCS increases the risk of heart disease, obesity, cancer, dementia, liver failure and tooth decay, even in people who use it every now and then.

  1. It contains distilled vinegar

Distilled vinegar is a very acidic which can cause hardening of the joints, yet it is the second ingredient on the ketchup label.

  1. Heinz is an untrustworthy company

The company advertises its vinegar as all-natural, but the truth is that it contains GMO corn, and Heinz was named in a class action lawsuit for this false advertising. According to the suitors, Heinz violated California’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act by labelling their products as “all-natural” when they clearly aren’t.

If a company lies about the ingredients they use in their products, why should you buy them?