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Ketchup 

Ketchup (or less commonly catsup) is a popular condiment, usually made with ripened tomatoes. The basic ingredients in modern ketchup are tomatoes, vinegar, sugar, salt, allspice, cloves, and cinnamon. Onions, celery, and other vegetables are frequent additions. In the UK, Australia, South Africa, Malaysia, Iran and New Zealand, their vinegar-less variant of ketchup is commonly referred to as tomato sauce or red gravy.

Ketchup has not always been made out of tomatoes. It started out as a general term for sauce, typically made of mushrooms or fish brine with herbs and spices. Mushroom ketchup is still available in some countries, such as the UK. Some popular early main ingredients include blueberry, anchovy, oyster, lobster, walnut, kidney bean, cucumber, cranberry, lemon, and grape.

The largest major commercial distributors of ketchup in the United States are the H. J. Heinz Company, Hunt's, Del Monte Foods, and Brooks Ketchup.

Ketchup is often used for chips (French fries in North America), sandwiches and on grilled/fried meats. Ketchup with mayonnaise forms the base of Thousand Island dressing.

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