Israel bans Heinz Ketchup because it’s linked to liver, pancreas, immune system, and brain issues


The food industry only allows it to be sold as “tomato seasoning”, not “tomato ketchup”. Triggered by a series of tests conducted by an Israeli food company also selling ketchup. The tests revealed that, although Heinz boasts over 60% tomato as an ingredient, there was only 21% tomato concentrate in each bottle.

Heinz Ketchup Ingredients

heinz ketchup ingredients

The Heinz parent company, Diplomat, tried to argue that their proportions of tomato concentrate were acceptable according to American and European ketchup standards. At that point, the Israeli health ministry got involved and insisted that Heinz must change their labels from “ketchup” to “tomato seasoning” if they want to continue selling their popular product in the country.

Low tomato content

Now, just a minute! Heinz just admitted that the standard for what’s called ketchup in the United States has only 21% tomato in it. And that’s tomato concentrate, not fresh tomatoes. Tomato paste (with no added salt) contains a significantly higher amount of sugar, sodium, and carbohydrates per serving than raw tomatoes.

The company’s website posts the nutritional information and ingredients of all of their products. For the ‘original’ variety of ketchup sold in the USA, there are 4 grams of sugar per 17 grams of ketchup. So, what’s the rest of ketchup made of? Vinegar, 2 different types of corn syrup (fructose), salt, and other undisclosed spices.


High sugar

With high sugar comes higher health risks. High fructose corn syrup, as well as any other form of sugar in our food, can contribute to:

Of course, consuming reasonable amounts of natural sugar found in whole foods probably won’t increase your risk of heart disease, but it’s easy to lose track of added sugar in your diet. The American Heart Association recommends limiting added sugar to only 100 calories a day for women and 150 calories a day for men to encourage heart health.


Make Your Own Ketchup!

Luckily, making your own (real) ketchup is easier than many people think. This recipe skips the tomato paste and uses fresh crushed tomatoes instead, allowing you to cut down sugar levels. This recipe also features apple cider vinegar and coconut sugar, which provide great benefits that Heinz’ brand ketchup cannot. Coconut sugar keeps many of the nutrients of the plant it’s derived from, including iron, zinc, calcium, potassium, and antioxidants. Apple cider vinegar has great anti-bacterial properties and helps you feel full after you eat. There are many reasons to incorporate these two ingredients in your cooking:

  • Treat cold and flu
  • Soothe upset stomach
  • Help lose weight
  • Fight free radicals
  • Promote healthy skin, hair, and nails
  • Help manage anemia
  • Promote bone health
  • Reduce risk of stroke
  • Help treat high blood pressure

Real Homemade Ketchup

We recommend using a slow cooker for easiest and safest preparation. Keep your Real Homemade Ketchup in the fridge, and use at barbecues, on French fries, and as a healthy part of your favorite meals.

What You Need:

  • 4 cups peeled, crushed tomato
  • ½ cup water
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • ¾ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 ¾ tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp celery salt
  • 1/8 tsp mustard powder
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • 1 garlic clove

What to Do:

  1. Combine all ingredients into a large slow cooker.
  2. Cook on high heat without covering until it thickens, stirring occasionally (about 10 hours) .
  3. Blend with a hand blender until smooth (about 30 seconds).
  4. Strain ketchup through a fine strainer into a sealable container to remove any seeds.
  5. Once completely cool, you can add extra spice to taste.

OR- follow this recipe:


*Article originally appeared at The Hearty Soul.

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  • Yakov Butterfield

    The stores in Jerusalem are having a sale on Heinz ketchup. I think they are trying to get rid of it.

  • DAvid

    Wasn’t it about 5 years ago Heinz sold the brand to a Chinese firm. The good people of Leamington Ontario where Heinz use to grow and make Ketchup were forced to adapt. Personally I noticed an immediate taste to the “new” chinese ketchup and have’t bought it since. THe point being chinese products we know are lies as far as packaging and ingredients. Let’s not forget the slave labour probably utilized to keep costs down, the lead in crayons and milk, on and on. Vote with your pocket book, boycott all Heinz products and buy as local as you can. God’s speed all

  • Eric Conyers

    Misleading headline. I think the government banned ketchup because of low tomato content, not health reasons. The copy says they will allow the same product if it is relabled.

  • Jews always do what’s best for Israel, but continue to preach, promote and sell death to the West.
    Israel, Saudi Arabia and Turkey are terrorist states.
    The general US and European citizens are doomed.
    Brainwashed and fooled so deep into the rabbit hole, beyond redemption.
    The “European Union” = Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan.
    Multicultural mass immigration = planned genocide of White people.
    It’s all to benefit Israel. The greater Israel plan.

  • Johnny

    Any comment on using stevia?

  • Cindy

    Homemade ketchup is not the same thing AT ALL. My mom tried that one when we were young. It didn’t fly. Don’t want that stuff on anything. Any kind of brand is better than that homemade “not ketchup” stuff.

  • Alleged Comment

    I use organic ketchup only. But since Heinz switched to sugar from corn syrup I recently bought their regular bottle but have not tried it yet.

    I think Heinz makes better condiments than Del Monte. I know their Hot Dog Relish is faaar better than Del Montes.

  • Alleged Comment

    You got to put MSG in it. Also called natural seasoning, yeast extract, hydrolyzed “this and that”.

  • DontLikeWimps

    I don’t trust Stevia at all….

  • ratnn

    look up “Jewish origins of the Saudi’s”

  • ratnn

    It was political s it always is with Israel . John Kerry’s wifes family are the Heinz family an Kerry helped the Jews enemy Iran an unpardonable sin and a sin that anybody does that helps any body and does not benefit Israel or Jews!

  • ratnn

    It was political it always is with Israel . John Kerry’s wifes family are the Heinz family an Kerry helped the Jews enemy Iran, an unpardonable sin and a sin that anybody does that helps any body and does not benefit Israel or Jews!

  • Edward Huguenin

    No more wars for the crap hole state of Israel. And, that is PRECISELY what
    this greasy neocon obsession to drag the US military into Syria is all about.

    No more wars FOR ISRAEL. Instead, Let’s wage war ON ISRAEL and wipe these
    evil snakes off the face of the planet.

  • ukalally

    kerrys wife is a jew

  • ukalally

    the biggest human organ traffickers in the world the jews killing little Pal girls and boys for organs talking about food additives

  • Thot Police

    Total conspiracy theory, here — Is it a political statement, intended to affect Kerry.

    While I would not put strange, chemical concoctions past American companies, at this point, they have also not proposed anything more exotic than a vegetable concentrate.

    Are people really so medically-unstable that a sugary condiment is going to cause diabetes and organ failure?

    I am asking as someone who has grown the tomatoes and canned the ketchup. Be like Ghandi. Have a ketchup march. But, don’t insult our intelligence.

  • JMG

    The days where the FDA monitors the big food companies are long gone. The reality is that the average consumer has less and less to spend on food and the price of production keeps going up. These multinational corporations simply do no care about the consumer. It’s not just Heinz. If you are going to big box stores and buying these products, you are buying a chemistry set right up as near to the line as what they can get away with after they have submitted bribes to officials.

  • Johnny

    Why not?

  • ratnn

    does that change the fact that he helped Iran?

  • Wulver

    There’s a kosher certification on every jar of the stuff. What exactly is kosher about this product?

  • AndyUK

    I don’t believe this. At least the Uk heinz recipe only has about 5 natural ingredients in and no chemicals out corn syrup. Nothing that could harm you unless you drank gallons maybe. Actually, do you drink ketchup or eat it?

  • arturo

    Looks like “Health Nuts” are also anti-Semitic nuts!!

  • ALL BS!!! Straight play against Buffett!

  • gordon_wagner

    Heinz has an organic ketchup and another one called “Simply Heinz” which both use sugar instead of HFCS. Read the labels, refuse to buy anything with HFCS in it.

  • lizzitish

    Don’t forget Kerry’s daughter married a muzzie.

  • ukalally

    helped iran? you mean give them back the money we stole from them? is that what you mean?

  • ratnn

    yes. But I am not favorable to the way we treat Iran , and I hate the way Israel treats everybody but Jews!

  • bugeater

    “Triggered by a series of tests conducted by an Israeli food company also selling ketchup”

    I’m sure that testing was on the up and up and this company had no ulterior motives. LMAO

  • SusieQ GoTrump

    We are allies with Israel.
    Only islamic terrorists want to wipe them out.
    Maybe you could eat double servings of heinz until you feel differently about God’s chosen people!

  • SusieQ GoTrump

    I thought the Clintons in Haiti had a corner on illegal organ trade.

  • SusieQ GoTrump

    In cash don’t forget. obama said he couldn’t do it through regular banks.

    And we held it for Iran. Not stolen. Seized.
    There is a difference.

  • Stephanie

    Scientific citations to all the claims as well as a link to Israel banning Heinz?

  • jerry hamilton

    Are you sure?
    Berkshire Hathaway is an American company.

  • DAvid

    No Im not sure I’m recalling a headline from years past. I do believe it is made in China now Thx J D

  • ratnn

    Look at the testimony of Phil Turney and his shipmates that were viciously attacked by your guys Israel , on board the USS Liberty. See what Alan Zabrosky from the US Army war College has to say about 911 and our ally Israel. Look up “Dancing Israeli;s on 911. Make war by deception motto of Maasad! With allies like this who needs enemies?

  • Tom

    greasy neocon have the cockpit of america and slamming it onto multiple countries.

  • ukalally

    beautiful post

  • ukalally

    send your money I will “hold” it for you

  • ukalally

    you got a lot to learn SusieQ Clintons are POS but jews biggest organ trafficers in the world

  • ratnn

    Former Israeli officiall said it best about trying to diffuse real discussion about misdeeds of Israel, She said about calling antisemitism, It’s a trick we use it all the time

  • arturo

    Yeah, when you read the comments you’ll realize that there’s no need to call anti-Semites…”anti-Semites”. They’re apparently proud of it!
    (another former Israeli official said: There is nothing new about Anti-Semitism!!!)

  • ratnn

    Well, you either wear a kippah or have read way too much of the Schofield (Christian Zionist oriented) Bible!

  • arturo

    Well, you either hate Jews, or you hate Jews…

  • ratnn

    Our Lord Jesus teaches us to hate the sin not the people who do the evil deeds !

  • arturo

    Your Lord Jesus was a Jew, they apparently hate him, his Mother and the Apostles as well!!!! Oy Vey!!! You can’t make this up!!! (Anti-Semites hate Jews, and when they’re not hating Jews… they’re busy hating Jews)

  • Yolanda Meira Lettieri

    I was just in the supermarket and not only do they have Heinz labeled in English as “ketchup” thet had the organic version. Where did you get this misinformation?

  • Yolanda Meira Lettieri

    Not in my town.

  • Yolanda Meira Lettieri

    My first thought, even as an Israeli. haha

  • Yolanda Meira Lettieri

    It’s completely kosher. All vegetables are and artificial ingredients, if they’re not made from animal products are as well. Gelatin for example often comes from pigs or non-kosher killed other animals. It unfortunately doesn’t mean all natural.

  • Yolanda Meira Lettieri

    Yeaa, that’s why we’re saving Syrians that their own government has been bombing in hospital. C’mon! even the Palestinians don’t believe that anymore.

  • ukalally

    saving Syrians? we have kept the war going for 4 years supplying the rebels under orders from the jews

  • Rachelle Rodwell

    Just an FYI “natural” doesn’t mean a thing, its purely for marketing. For a product to be labeled organic, it must contain 70% organic products, only the label 100% Organic is supposed to be just that, but even that falls into a grey area as there is a certain amount of pesticides that are allowable even under an organic certification. If you can grow it yourself you are so much better off.

  • Yolanda Meira Lettieri

    True. I plan on making my own ketchup one of these days. I made a great jerk sauce a couple of weeks ago. Need to make some more of that. But the Organic ketchup was just that.

  • Steven Levy

    You are a sick individual . It’s people like you ,why there is so much hate in the world . The education level of a 3 year old . Get your facts . How is it that there are 18 million Jews in the world ,that is 2/10 s of 1 percent and they have this type of ability to destroy your world .

  • Steven Levy

    Yea , you must have finished 2nd grade . 8 million population ,rated 15th economy in the world and no natural resources . All they do is try to create better ways to improve lives . Then there’s people like you who contribute 0 .

  • Steven Levy

    Can you say idiot , those were Palestians dancing in the street . You need help .

  • Steven Levy

    The Jews came way before the Muslims and Christians . Where did you get your education from .

  • Don Reitsma

    What are the macros and calories per serving?

  • Michael Mayer

    When I visit Israel I always use the local tomato paste because it is of very high quality, definitely superior to any ketchup premium or generic. Most likely reason is that it is locally sourced and very high, the 80% tomato contents. Simply Yum.

  • ratnn

    Well Mr..Levy,most Jews are smarter than you appear to be. I stated Saudi’s are of Jewish origins -that means Saudi’s came from Jews, which would indicate the Jews were before the Saudi’s.

  • Pittsburgh!! What does the dancing Israelis and all this political talk have to do with Ketchup?! I hate how everything is a Jewish conspiracy!!! Its Ketchup!!! If Israel doesn’t want Heinz then fine!!!

  • that’s not an argument.
    it only takes 1 person to cause serious damage.
    look up who controls the banks, government, media and universities?
    just to drop a few names… rothschilds, rockerfellers, george soros, bilderbergs, barbara lerner spectre, tony blair, george bush, bill clinton, the pope… they are all jews, part jews, jesuits or jew puppets… i.e. ALL ZIONIST TERRORISTS carrying out the greater israel plan, agenda 21 and the coudenhove-kalergi plan… oh but i’m the problem… why is that Jew puppet? because i want a future for White people? of course…. that makes me a Nazi bigot racist kkk white supremacist anti-semite. You Jews are the problem, that’s why you’ve been kicked out of 108 countries. Kike.

  • oy vey! it’s shlomo sixmillioninterracialpornstein!