Fruit ketchup

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Fruit ketchup is a condiment prepared using fruit as a primary ingredient. Various fruits are used in its preparation, and it is also used as a spread and marinade, among other uses. Banana ketchup is a type of fruit ketchup that is common in the Philippines. Some companies mass-produce fruit ketchup, such as Philippines-based Jufran, and Chups, a small company based in Washington, D.C., United States.

Overview[edit]

Fruit ketchup is composed primarily of fruit, and is prepared with fruits such as apples, pears, peaches, currants, grapes, cranberries, cherries and plums, among others.[1][2][3] Tropical fruits used in its preparation can include mangoes, guavas, banana, pineapple, papayas and others.[4] Sometimes several fruits are used to create a mixed fruit ketchup.[5] Chili peppers can be used to prepare a spicy fruit ketchup.[5] Vinegar, ginger and sugar or brown sugar are sometimes used in its preparation.[2][3][5]

Fruit ketchup is used as a condiment in the same manner as the more common tomato ketchup.[6] It is also used as a spread, dipping sauce, marinade, topping and base for salad dressings.[6][7][1] It can be used to top beef and pork and various savory dishes such as meatloaf.[1][3] It is also used as a sandwich spread.[3]

Loco Moco topped with spicy banana ketchup (atop the egg)

Banana ketchup, sometimes referred to as banana sauce, is a sweet ketchup prepared using mashed banana, sugar, vinegar and spices.[8][9] It is a common condiment in the Philippines, where it is as common as tomato ketchup is in the United States.[8][10] Banana ketchup is mass-produced by some companies and marketed under various brands, such as Jufran.[8]

Technically, due to being made with a lot of sugar and tomatoes (which botanically is a fruit), tomato ketchup is a fruit ketchup too.

Companies[edit]

NutriAsia is a company based in Manila, Philippines that manufactures the Jufran brand of banana ketchup.[11][12] Chups is a small company and brand of fruit ketchup produced in Washington D.C.[7][13] Chups is produced in six flavors, cranberry, mango, peach, plum, blueberry and spicy pineapple.[7][14]

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References[edit]

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  5. ^ a b c Tregellas, M. (2012). Homemade Preserves & Jams. St. Martin's Press. p. 52. ISBN 978-1-250-00446-8. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  6. ^ a b Freezing Canning Cookbook. 1964. p. 311. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  7. ^ a b c Simmons, Holley (June 30, 2014). "'Chups: Fruit ketchups stirred up by a couple with a passion for condiments". Washington Post. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
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  9. ^ Giles, A. (2016). Beyond Canning: New Techniques, Ingredients, and Flavors to Preserve, Pickle, and Ferment Like Never Before. Voyageur Press. p. 105. ISBN 978-0-7603-4865-9. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  10. ^ de Las Casas, D.; Gagatiga, Z.C. (2011). Tales from the 7,000 Isles: Filipino Folk Stories: Filipino Folk Stories. World Folklore Series. ABC-CLIO. p. 148. ISBN 978-1-59884-699-7. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  11. ^ "Nutri-Asia Inc.: Private Company Information". Bloomberg L.P. June 12, 2016. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  12. ^ Gonzales, Iris C. (January 25, 2016). "NutriAsia to bring condiments business overseas". The Philippine Star. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  13. ^ Sidman, Jessica (February 5, 2014). "Local Couple Aims to Make Fruit Ketchups a Thing". Washington City Paper. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  14. ^ Martell, Nevin (August 18, 2015). "'Chups Spicy Pineapple". Men's Journal. Retrieved June 12, 2016.