Banana Ketchup / Sauce
Bowl of Sauce [Tamis Anghang (Philippine)]

This product, very popular in the Philippines, is called "Banana Ketchup" there, but in the Unites States it must be labeled "Banana Sauce". In the U.S. "Ketchup" is a standardized formula and nothing that doesn't meet the formula can be called "Ketchup". This was done so manufacturers of ketchup didn't have to reveal its extremely high sugar content (more sugar than ice cream - that's why the kids like it so much).

Banana Ketchup is colored red and put up in ketchup style bottles to make it more acceptable as a lower cost ketchup substitute. The taste and texture are a little different from our ketchup, but not too much. Ingred (UFC Brand): banana, water, sugar, vinegar, iodized salt, modified starch, onion, spices, garlic, 0.08% sodium benzoate (E211) as preservative, FD&C Yellow #6 (E110) and FD&C Red #40 (E129) as artificial coloring.

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Buying:   Here in Southern California any decent Philippine market will have this in three sizes and more than three brands.

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