Tomato Ketchup All of these 12 brands will do fine
It would seem there’s nothing that the tomato ketchup does not complement. You name it – fried pakoras or samosas, kadai-tossed vegetables and kebabs, a plate of noodles, a sandwich, an omelette, or fast foods like burgers and hotdogs. The common perception of the ketchup is that it is a versatile, generally healthy and low-calorie condiment. But with so many brands around, it is worth asking if all of them are safe for consumption, considering that they use acidifying agents for enhancing taste as well as prolonging the shelf life? Are they free from yeast and mould? This report checks 12 leading brands of tomato ketchup along these and other parameters that are important determinants of quality, safety and acceptability.
major microbes to assess the overall acceptability in terms of microbial safety. Tomato ketchup and tomato sauce means the product prepared by blending tomato juice/puree/paste of appropriate concentration with nutritive sweeteners, salt, vinegar, spices and condiments and any other ingredients suitable to the product, and heating to the required consistency. Tomato paste may be used after dilution with water suitable for the purpose of maintaining the essential composition of the product.