Heinz is the favorite ketchup brand in America. The main reason for its popularity is because of its amazing taste on burgers, fries, and countless other foods.
One of the primary reasons why Heinz taste so good is because it’s sweetened. Most products have added sugar in the form of high-fructose corn syrup or sugar.
This article will outline how much sugar is in the various Heinz ketchup products. You will also find information on how each ketchup is sweetened. By the end, you should have a solid understanding of how much sugar is in Heinz ketchup and how it relates to your recommended daily sugar intake.
Heinz Ketchup Sugar Content
Classic Heinz ketchup has 4 grams of sugar per tablespoon serving size. All varieties of Heinz ketchup have between 1 and 5 grams of sugar per serving.
The best option for people watching their sugar consumption is Heinz Ketchup With No Sugar Added. It has only 1 gram of sugar per tablespoon serving size. Keep in mind that it is sweetened with the sugar substitute, Stevia leaf extract.
The table below reflects the sugar per serving for Heinz products:
|Classic Ketchup||1 Tbsp. (17g)||4g|
|Organic Ketchup||1 Tbsp. (17g)||4g|
|Simply Ketchup||1 Tbsp. (17g)||4g|
|Sweetened Only With Honey||1 Tbsp. (16g)||3g|
|Ketchup With a Blend of Veggies||1 Tbsp. (17g)||3g|
|Ketchup With No Sugar Added||1 Tbsp. (16g)||1g|
|Ketchup With No Salt Added||1 Tbsp. (17g)||5g|
|Ketchup Blended With Sriracha||1 Tbsp. (17g)||4g|
|Ketchup Blended With Real Jalapeno||1 Tbsp. (17g)||5g|
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How Are They Sweetened
You will find the ingredients for Heinz ketchup products below. The bold text under the ingredients column is how each ketchup is primarily sweetened. Most products are sweetened with either high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) or sugar.
Healthline states that the two sweeteners are almost identical with the primary difference being how their glucose and fructose molecules are bounded.
|Classic Ketchup||Tomato Concentrate From Red Ripe Tomatoes, Distilled Vinegar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup, Salt, Spice, Onion Powder, Natural Flavoring.|
|Organic Ketchup||Organic Tomato Concentrate From Red Ripe Organic Tomatoes, Organic Distilled Vinegar, Organic Sugar, Salt, Organic Onion Powder, Organic Spice, Natural Flavoring.|
|Simply Ketchup||Tomato Concentrate From Red Ripe Tomatoes, Distilled Vinegar, Cane Sugar, Salt, Onion Powder, Spice, Natural Flavoring.|
|Sweetened Only With Honey||Tomato Concentrate From Red Ripe Tomatoes, Distilled White Vinegar, Honey, Salt, Natural Flavor, Onion Powder, Spice.|
|Ketchup With a Blend of Veggies||Tomato Concentrate From Red Ripe Tomatoes, Butternut Squash Puree, Distilled Vinegar, Sugar, Carrot Puree, Salt, Onion Powder, Spice, Natural Flavoring.|
|Ketchup With No Sugar Added||Tomato Concentrate From Red Ripe Tomatoes, Distilled White Vinegar, Salt, Natural Flavoring, Stevia Leaf Extract, Onion Powder.|
|Ketchup With No Salt Added||Tomato Concentrate From Red Ripe Tomatoes, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Distilled White Vinegar, Corn Syrup, *also salt Salt Substitute (Potassium Chloride, L-lysine Monohydrochloride), Natural Flavoring, Spice, Onion Powder.|
|Ketchup Blended With Sriracha||Tomato Concentrate From Red Ripe Tomatoes, Distilled Vinegar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup, Salt, Natural Flavoring, Paprika Extractives.|
|Ketchup Blended With Real Jalapeno||Tomato Concentrate From Red Ripe Tomatoes, Distilled Vinegar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup, Salt, Spice, Natural Flavors (Bell Pepper Concentrate), Onion Powder, Dehydrated Jalapenos.|
Recommended Sugar Per Day
The American Heart Association recommends a maximum of 9 teaspoons (36 grams of 150 calories) of added sugar daily. Women are recommended to consume, at most, 6 teaspoons (25 grams or 100 calories) of added sugar per day.
If you are watching your sugar intake, you should be aware of how much ketchup you are using because it’s easy to go overboard. A couple of tablespoons of most of the Heinz ketchup products listed above will certainly put a dent in your recommended daily sugar amount.
People consuming too much added sugar is a problem in North America and beyond. It can lead to weight gain, diabetes, tooth decay, high blood pressure, increased triglycerides, inflammation, and many more issues (source).