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