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*Tomato paste, *distilled white vinegar, water, *cane sugar, sea salt, *onion, *allspice, *clove. *Organic ingredients.
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Why You’ll Love Organic Ketchup
Regular ketchup has some catching up to do to match the wholesome quality of products like Annie’s. This Homegrown Organic Ketchup is simple, made only with the best organic ingredients including tomato paste, distilled white vinegar, cane sugar, onion, allspice, clove, and sea salt. And that’s it. There are no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives, no high fructose corn syrup, and no genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
The result is a thick, rich, flavorful condiment that is great for glazing meatloaf, adding to a side of sweet potato fries, and yes, even putting on a hot dog if so inclined. With its familiar taste, both picky little eaters and discerning grownups will equally enjoy Annie’s Homegrown Organic Ketchup—and everyone will get a health boost from the added vitamin C, lycopene, and other antioxidants inside every 24 oz. bottle.
The difference in organic products
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) highly regulates the use of the term “organic” in food labeling. In order for a product to be certified organic, it must be produced using sustainable agricultural production practices, and must not use pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, bioengineering, ionizing radiation, or GMOs in the production process. This results in several key differences when it comes to truly organic food:
- Organic produce contains fewer chemical pesticides. Pesticides are widely used in conventional agriculture, and they can stay on or even inside your produce, even if you wash it thoroughly. This is especially the case with tomatoes, which have a very thin skin.
- Organic produce is usually fresher. Organic foods are made without preservatives and pesticides, which means they will spoil faster. Because organic foods have a shorter expiration date, they are usually fresher and often from small local farms.
- Organic produce is better for the environment. Organic farming practices reduce water and soil pollution that would normally come with the use of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. Rather, the compost used in organic farming decreases food waste and produces fertile soils. Because organic produce is made without preservatives, it also generally cannot survive the trans-global shipping routes used to distribute conventional items. Organic usually comes from more local sources, also reducing its carbon footprint.
- Organic foods are free of GMOs. GMOs are plants with modified DNA designed to make them easier to grow and to produce bigger yields. As such, GMOs are quite controversial. Although proponents insist that GMOs are safe, the technology is relatively new (only around since the ‘90s), and there haven’t been any long-term studies performed on the safety of GMO use in humans.
When you buy Annie’s Homegrown Organic Ketchup, you can trust you are getting a certified and sustainable product made without chemicals that would otherwise be harmful to the environment and to your health.
Why organic tomatoes are better
Aside from the social and environmental benefits of organic farming in general, recent studies seem to indicate that organically grown tomatoes in particular are more nutritious and taste better than conventionally grown tomatoes.
The University of California in Davis performed a study comparing the composition of organic and conventional tomatoes grown in neighboring plots of land. The research showed that organically grown tomatoes have almost double the concentration of quercetin and kaempferol, flavonoids with potent antioxidant particles.
The researchers theorized that organic tomatoes grow slower than conventional tomatoes because the organic nitrogen in compost is made available to the plant more slowly than inorganic nitrogen in synthetic fertilizer. This slower growth may allow the plants more time to produce more flavonoids.
A Brazilian study seems to confirm these results. Despite being smaller than conventionally grown tomatoes, organic tomatoes were found to have 55 percent more vitamin C, and 140 percent more polyphenols, a potent class of plant-based antioxidants. Not only that, organic tomatoes contained more natural sugars, leading to tomatoes that tasted better than conventionally grown versions.
The researchers of the Brazilian study similarly theorized that organic tomatoes undergo more stress from pests, disease, and limited resources, and that they produce extra nutrients to counteract damage that could be caused by those stresses.
Annie’s Homegrown Organic Ketchup takes full advantage of healthy, nutritious, and delicious organic tomatoes to make a rich and robust ketchup that has far better taste and texture.
Cooking with Annie’s Homegrown Organic Ketchup
Ketchup literally goes on anything. Here are a few of Thrive Market’s favorite ideas.
Traditional meatloaf is out for vegetarians and vegans, as well as gluten-free and Paleo eaters. But this recipe is for everyone! It swaps in onions, celery, carrots, tomatoes, and walnuts for the “meat,” and flax meal for the grains, while punching up the flavor with a mix of spices and coconut aminos. Use Annie’s Homegrown Organic Ketchup as a final glaze over the loaf before serving.
This unique twist takes brings out the sweetness of sweet potatoes by roasting them and then balancing the flavor with cumin and cayenne pepper for a little heat. Pair with the chipotle mayo in the recipe or just dip into a small bowl of Annie’s Homegrown Organic Ketchup (or do both!)
Don’t like the sweet spuds, but trying to stay Paleo? You can still get the satisfying crunch of fries by using parnsips. Double fry twice, and add some sea salt and paprika for garnish and you’ll have a sweet, buttery, spicy dish that goes great with organic ketchup.
These burgers are so juicy and delicious, they don’t need any buns. Instead, tie them up in cool, crisp lettuce wraps. Gluten-free, low-carb, and Paleo-friendly, this may just be the best way to enjoy a burger, especially when slathered in Annie’s Homegrown Organic Ketchup and the creamy mustard sauce included in the recipe.
Ramen burgers are all the rage—after all, who wouldn’t like a juicy beef patty sandwiched between two crispy noodle buns made with organic millet–brown rice ramen. Top it off with Annie’s Homemade Organic Ketchup for the perfect finishing touch.
Reviews For Organic Ketchup
Based on 47 Reviews
My son loves ketchup and he is picky and this one taste really good
best ketchup ever
I love organic but I hate the price. This is by far the best ketchup I've ever tasted AND it's organic.. can't beat it!
- Yvette Z-Garriga
I love ketchup and recently decided that I want to switch to organic. I didn't know what the taste would be like but I was pleasantly surprised with how much I liked it! I will definitely continue to use this brand!
- Lauren F.
Beats the "brand" name ketchups
I was skeptical, but I decided to try Annie's Organic Ketchup, and I'm glad that I did.
For me, this trumps the big brand name ketchups, including Heinz & Hunts. I'm ordering more.
I bought this because there wasn't any soybean oil used in it. It's great ketchup. Love it and will buy again.
We love the taste of Annie's Organic Ketchup. We were a little surprised at how watery it was compared to what we were use to, but the flavor was great and you get use to the consistency.
This ketchup beats out the two most popular brands. The flavor is robust & sweet. I am ordering a case on payday!
- Donna W.
Good organic ketchup
Good alternative to those brands that include high fructose corn syrup in their ingredients. Have used Annie's for years and it tastes great!
I love the taste of this ketchup. Even more, I love that it has natural ingredients that I feel good about serving my grandchildren.
natural and good tasting
Super bummed, because while this is good stuff, mine is watery and so I have to be careful when I go to "squeeze" it on my food. Is organic ketchup suppose to be watery? This is my first time trying it.
- Irene Rivera
This is my favorite ketchup and Thrive has a good price. I highly recommend it.
This is a good price for a good product. I used to buy at Wegman's when I lived in northern Virginia, but haven't seen it down here in south Florida.
Not what I'm used to.
The taste was awesome, and the creamy, deep red color definitely looks more natural than our more popular shelf brands, but buyer be warned, this ketchup was significantly more runny than what I've used in the past. I like thick, almost paste-like consistency to my condiments, so if you're in the same boat, I would suggest something else.
Best Ketchup.. seriously!
Ive just started eating much healthier and i didnt even think to look at my ketchup... i was so mad when i saw high fructose corn syrup in mine, so I knew i needed to go Organic. I decided to try this brand and I was a bit ervouse that it would taste super funky and I almost opted to mix it with the old ketchup sovit wasnt a compete change.. I didnt do that and tried it as is and WOW!!!! THIS KETCHUP IS 10X TASTIER THAN HEINZ AND SO MUCH HEALTHIER! I actually stopped eating my breakfast and tried to write my review on it right then (but the email to do so had not arrived yet!) I will most definately be buying this again and again! Yum yum!
WOW!!!!!! Never had Ketchup like this before. It's so thick and rich The flavour is to die for. Do you have bigger bottles?
I was hesitant to try this KETCHUP but I'm so GLAD I did. I taste great, What real ketchup should taste like, I can actually taste the ingredients. Will be buying this Over and Over again.
my favorite catsup!
I was happy to see that Thrive had my favorite catsup.
I was super hesitant to try an organic ketchup because I love Huntz brand. I'm a serious ketchup ingest-er. This ketchup had a 'strong' taste to it, but in a good way. As if, you don't have to use a lot of it. A little goes a long way. It was runnier than expected, but not so runny that it would fall off your food. I am very pleased with this purchase and I will continue to use this ketchup!
I don't like how most ketchup's in regular stores have high fructose corn syrup, so I have started on the path of organic ketchup's, and am familiar with Annie's brand of products. I love ketchup
Your organic products
Your prices are very high in comparison to organic products from stores You alsocan't shop fresh vegetables.
PLEASE REMOVE MY NAME FROM YOUR MEMBERSHIP
- Nicholas Karant
As far as I'm concerned, there isn't another ketchup worth buying besides Annie's!
Contains white vinegar. Isn't that a product of wheat?
Probably the best ketchup I've ever tasted...the kids love it too. When I got my last shipment though, I was a little upset that the expiration dates weren't too far off, just about 3-4 months. Apparently this wasn't an issue because it was all gone in that time. Maybe I should reassess just how much ketchup my kids (and I) consume?! ;)
A real treat to be able to buy organic ketchup and very tasty. will continue to buy this
We like this ketchup, but it does still have sugar in it. I finally found some that has no sugar, but when I can't get it, this is my next choice.
BEST KETCHUP EVER!
The only way this can get any better is if you are making it at home. It even tastes great!
My son loves this ketchup. He says it's better than the other non-organic stuff. #winning
Annie's Organic Ketchup
This is the ONLY ketchup I use. It has the perfect consistency and sweetness that we want in a ketchup product.
This is so good. Plain and simple.
I tasted it & liked it a lot. But when my 9 year old granddaughter said she liked it, I knew it was good.
My whole family loves this!
We love the flavor of Annie's Organic Ketchup! We enjoy it on our hamburgers especially. We are trying to switch over to more organic products, and this is a great one!
- Barbara Quick
Happy in Nebraska
Great tasting organic ketchup...dead ringer for Heinz, except its organic. Great job Annie's!
Too runny for my liking.
For those occasions when my children like to eat burgers and hot dogs, I wanted a healthier substitution for one of their favorite toppings.
I feel at peace that the ingredients in this ketchup are all natural. However, the vinegar can be overpowering, making the ketchup somewhat acidic. The consistency is also less thick then what we are used to. I am hoping that after a few uses my kids become accustomed to the flavor.
Solid ketchup, no preservatives!
This is a brand I feel comfortable giving to my kids. No HFCS, no preservatives, not a ridiculous amount of sugar. You really can't go wrong with this ketchup. And you can really taste the difference. This actually has some tomato flavor and isn't overwhelmingly sweet. It's nice that I can actually taste some complexity in a condiment as common as ketchup. Plus, it's not so disgustingly acidic; it doesn't burn or come back up after you've eaten it, and it doesn't have that coppery chemical aftertaste. Another great product by Annie's, and hats off to Thrive for carrying the brand at such affordable prices.
Favorite Ketchup Ever!
I use this ketchup on everything! Eggs, hotdogs, hamburgers and all those wonderful things! I love that the color is dark- reminds me that this is the color it is suppose to be! This ketchup is organic and super flavorful.
My only disappointment is that the thickness sometimes makes it hard to get the sauce out of the bottle. My solution is that I just leave it out on the counter for a few minutes prior to use which gives it some time to warm-up and come out easier. I will continue to buy this!
- Sherman Larson
This ketchup is truly the best! The balance of sweet and savory is perfectly done with this product. Besides for it tasting great, I am happy to give this product to my kids because there are no added antibiotics or hormones, it's pesticide free, and cruelty-free! I would gladly recommend this ketchup to a friend, even if they aren't concerned with a healthier/cleaner lifestyle.
- Myrtle W
The only ketchup we buy!
My son loves this ketchup! I was very happy to find a 24oz bottle that was priced right since we use it all the time. Thrive Market rocks!
Best Ketchup I've EVER had!
I honestly thought I was going to regret purchasing an organic, gluten free ketchup. I am SO happy I opted to try it. I will definitely not be switching ketchup brands anytime soon! I now have to limit how much ketchup I apply to my plate since I know I would consume more than recommended if I didn't...it's that good!
Great organic option
I like this option. It's organic, gluten free and it makes me feel good about my diet. However, it is a bit mild tasting and it is a little runny. It makes hot dog buns and hamburger buns a little mushy.
I feel good about my children eating it though and it's great on fries!
Can't believe the price
Thrive Market offers this delicious ketchup at a great price. I can't believe it. I really like this condiment, it tastes like tomatoes right out of my garden. I like that unlike regular ketchup it doesn't just taste like red paste loaded with sugar. I feel good about using ketchup now.
Great Tomato Taste
This tastes so much more "tomato" than most of the ketchup brands I've tried in the past. It tastes pretty good, and I love that it doesn't taste nearly as "sweet". It has very little sugar in it, and it's very low calorie compared to other ketchups. The sodium is a bit higher than I'd prefer, but it's not nearly as bad as non-organic brands. This is the only ketchup we keep in our house now.
Good but mild
Well I thought organic was supposed to taste richer than standard? This is ok, but I wanted a more strong taste of naturally grown tomatoes.
It is less sweet than the one I buy at the store, and that's good, but it's not as thick and I like my ketchup thick. Maybe I need to get used to it, but it's just ok.
- Sheila Eaton
Wow, you can taste tomatoes
Most ketchup is very sweet. It can make your food taste of nothing but sugar. I found Annie's on Thrive. Good price.
Very little sugar, a lot of rich tomatoes, and a few spices. Brings out the flavor of your meat, without drowning it all in sweetness.
Pure tomato goodness
As ketchups go, Annie's is the best I've had. And I've had quite a few, though I've stuck with Heinz for years. Can't hold a candle to this.
Pure organic tomatoes, some natural spices and that's it. You taste the freshness of tomato and very little of that sugary aftertaste. So delicious on everything from hot dogs to fries.
- Shawna Ellis
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