Ketchup, also known as catsup and tomato sauce, is one of the most popular condiments in many parts of the world. It is used with many foods including; hamburgers, french fries, hotdogs, grilled meat and many others. Most manufacturers produce ketchup with a sweet and slightly tangy flavor, but there are also many slight variations to the flavor. The most famous ketchup is Heinz tomato ketchup, which was first made by the H. J. Heinz Company in 1876. This company produces more ketchup than other in the world. Let’s take a look at how Heinz creates the ketchup that is famous around the world.
How is ketchup made?
The first step in the process is the delivery of the tomato paste, which is the main ingredient of ketchup. Vinegar, water, sugar and salt is then added to this paste and it is mixed together in a large vat. The next step is to add the secret herbs and spices that are used to provide the distinct flavor of Heinz Ketchup. It is then tested for quality control and if it passes these steps it is bottled for shipping to grocery stores and restaurants around the world.
The following video shows Heinz ketchup being made and tested in their European factory:
Did you know?
Only 8 people in the world know the secret recipe for Heinz tomato ketchup!