We all have the experience, after "going paleo" of the bunless burger at our favorite restaurant. But what about the ketchup? No restaurant will carry something zesty, tomatoey, and paleo-friendly all at once. So, bring your own! Primal Kitchen has made an organic and unsweetened delicious ketchup just for all of us. It has the barest hint of sweetness from Whole30-friendly balsamic vinegar, garlic and onion, and a touch of salt. That's it! You'll get a mouthful of flavor from the all-organic ingredients and good-for-you spices.
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
When it comes to condiments, quality matters. So much of what remains in our fridges, even AFTER doing the healthy food clean-out, contains colorings, sugars, stabilizers, and strange chemical combinations under the guise of "natural and artificial flavors". So it's a relief to know that there are Paleo-friendly condiments like salad dressings and now, KETCHUP!
Move over, sugary ketchup. Take a hike, artificially-colored catsup. Primal Kitchen is here with the best thing to happen to your hamburger or french fries (or Paleo plantain fries!). The bright flavor of the organic tomatoes is nicely balanced with balsamic vinegar for a hint of sweetness. Add in some garlic and onion and a pinch of salt and you have the perfect ketchup, possibly ever.
And yes, it works beyond the burger. Mix it up with mayo for an unconventional salad dressing or chip dip. Spread it over your hash browns. The possibilities are large and up to your imagination.
Why Primal Kitchen Organic Unsweetened Ketchup is so good for you
The first and major ingredient is organic tomatoes. Rich in lycopene and other nutrients, tomatoes are one amazing fruit. (Yes, fruit!) Lycopene has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. Tomatoes are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate and vitamin K.
Ingredients in Primal Kitchen's Organic Unsweetened Ketchup: Organic Tomato Concentrate, Organic Balsamic, Less than 2% of Salt, Organic Onion Powder, Organic Garlic Powder, Organic Spices
About Primal Kitchen, in their own words
Ok, seriously, who HASN'T heard of Mark Sisson in the paleosphere by now? Mark's Daily Apple? Sorry, it's just that his influence is vast and his values in the nutritional world are strong and well-known.
"My name is Mark Sisson, and I’m a former elite endurance athlete who has made health and fitness my life’s work. Since trading in my professional running shoes 26 years ago, I’ve written a series of best-selling health and fitness books, I’ve designed natural state-of-the-art, health-enhancing nutritional supplements and educational diet and exercise systems, and I’ve published MarksDailyApple.com. My mission is to empower more people to take responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness. Primal Kitchen expands this mission, bringing uncompromisingly delicious, high quality, nutrient dense sauces and dressings to kitchens everywhere. In the world of real food, it’s often what you put on your food that keeps it interesting."
Here are answers to some of your most important questions!
Is this ketchup Whole30 approved? Keto? Certified Paleo? Non-GMO? Vegan? Gluten-Free?
Let's answer those in order. YES. Yes. Yes. YES. Yes, and definitely yes.
Why is this ketchup so delicious without sugar?
It's the balsamic, man! With just the right amount of sweetness and a richness you won't get from any other sugar, balsamic vinegar adds the perfect touch to the ketchup.