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Mexican study finds tomato ketchup contains more sugar than tomato

A study of ketchup brands in Mexico has revealed that most contain more sugar than tomato, according to the federal consumer protection agency Profeco.

Federal law requires that ketchup contain at least 12% total tomato solids, or 44.4% tomatoes, and not to contain thickeners, colorants or preservatives.

Published in the November issue of the magazine El Consumidor, the Profeco study found that ketchup brands Heinz, La Costeña, Clemente Jacques and Embasa all contained over 40% high-fructose corn syrup.

Read the full article at Mexico News Daily

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