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My search for Ketchup


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My search for Ketchup

rudeboy | May 12, 2005 12:09 PM

In Austin TX I found (at HEB) a ketchup with "no added sugar."

"Frank's Totally Tomato" Ketchup. Ingredients: Tomato concentrate (red ripe tomatoes, Maltitolm, vinegar, salt, dehydrated onion,spice, natural flavoring).

Maltitol? I hadn't heard of it before. Yahooing reveals that it is a "sugar alcohol" and if overconsumed, it can have laxative effects. The standard tech-speak is something like this:

Maltitol is produced by hydrogenation of the disaccharide maltose, which in turn is
obtained by enzymatic hydrolysis of purified starch.

I was excited to find a ketchup w/o hi-fructose corn syrup (and this one isn't overly sweet), but now I'm not sure. Has anyone researched Maltitol?

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