Alright, I realize this isn’t Pulitzer prize winning material here, but there are some things about one of the world’s most favorite condiments you may not have known.
KETCHUP CAN HELP PREVENT CANCER
Oh, suddenly I have your attention. despite some health risks, ketchup is good for the heart and helps to reduce the risk of certain types of cancer. This is because ketchup includes lycopene an excellent antioxidant.
Specifically in prostate cancer, lycopene reduces the growth of cancerous cells and also affects the way these cells communicate, inhibiting their growth as a whole.
THE WORLD’S LARGEST KETCHUP BOTTLE
What do you get when you cross a ketchup bottling plant and a water tower? This monstrosity in Collinsville, IL.
This insanely large bottle of greatness has its own website, fan club and annual festival.
YES, KETCHUP IS SLOW, BUT HOW SLOW?
According to Heinz, ketchup flows 0.045 kpm (or about 1.3 cm per second), turtles travel at .8 kpm per hour, so yes, ketchup is pretty fucking slow.
Heinz says if you prefer the old style glass bottle, take the cap off and insert a straw. Make sure that the straw almost touches the bottom, this trick increases air flow, allowing the ketchup to move faster.
KETCHUP IS USED IN ALMOST ANY FOOD YOU CAN IMAGINE, AND YOU DIDN’T EVEN KNOW IT
Well, not exactly, not here anyway, however in China Thailand and Jamaica, the main sauce for pizza is usually ketchup. In Sweden they use ketchup instead of traditional-style pasta sauce. Canadians love “ketchup cake” and in prison, ketchup is a main ingredient used to make wine.
IT CLEANS, IT DYES, IT POLISHES, ITS KETCHUP DAMN IT!
Don’t believe me? Watch this short clip and see for yourself smart-ass.