Hi, been away for a while, but have a quick question. Our Kroger grocery store sells a Kroger brand ketchup that has 50% less sodium and zero potassium. Can I trust this label? How can ketchup (made from tomatoes) be zero potassium?
0% potassium ketchup: Hi, been away for a... - Kidney Disease
The only one I'm familiar with that is sold in Kroger is Heinz Tomato Ketchup NO SALT ADDED which has 0g of fat, 0g of cholesterol, 0g of sodium, 5g of sugar (including 4g of added sugars), 0g of protein, and 2% potassium.I'm not sure of a Kroger brand of anything.
let me see if I can post a photo
Just curious how this can be made of tomatoes and not have any potassium at all? Mislabeled?
I'm not a fan of store brands so I wouldn't use it. But, that's me.
We use that Heinz one all the time. It lists 0% sodium and 2% potassium which is considered low. Also be sure to check serving size as that can alter the amount of what youre using.
Gonna try this one next time. Thanks! I'm getting excited about having ketchup again (it's the small things, right?)
Unfortunately that ketchup contains high fructose corn syrup which is not great for you.
Thanks for pointing this out. Right now, all my numbers fall in the normal ranges so I don't have to worry about "high fructose." But, others reading this might, so be careful. Still, I use very little ketchup on my plant-based burgers so I think I'm fine for now. Best to all
The Kroger Brand I mentioned in my initial post uses "Tapioca Syrup" (whatever that is). Maybe not as bad as the Heinz high fructose stuff. Found this article: cagummybears.com/blogs/gumm...
Tapioca syrup sounds really good. I wonder if it's good for baking.
I'm clueless. I had never heard of it before.
Me neither. I am not a big sugar fan so I like to find sugars that are less sweet (if that makes any sense). I recently discovered that using raw cane sugar makes cookies taste better than using granulated (white) sugar. 😂
There is a point where the amount is so low, they do not have to show it. Check the serving size and then look to see if its really made with tomatoes.
See label in post to Mr. Kidney. Say's it's made out of tomato concentrate (whatever that is). Just worried this is mislabeled or something. Or maybe there is a potassium free or low potassium tomato out there some where. I might just have to write the company about this if ya'll think it's legit. I'm about to make some spaghetti sauce out of it (which i've been sorely missing these last two years!)
I've found that if you puree red peppers without the seeds it comes close to a good substitute without the negative ingredients.
Hey, what machine do you "puree" with? Just curious. That option sounds pretty good!
And is the red bell peppers? Or another kind of red pepper?
The regular red bell peppers baked at 500 degrees for 15 min. turn them over for another 15 min. When cool to the touch, remove the skin, seeds, and stem and place in a blender or food processor and push the puree button.
Hey, thanks. I'm going to give this a try.
This one perhaps? kroger.com/p/kroger-reduced... I don't see any nutritional information about potassium. If you have to monitor potassium closely I don't think it would be worth the risk, you could always contact Kroger and ask. I wouldn't trust that kind of information from a third party website unless it's a picture of the food label.
It appear that you were right question that statement, from the page above, "Regular ketchup has 4g sugar and 160mg sodium, this ketchup has 2g sugar and 70mg sodium per serving. Tomatoes are natural source for Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant and other nutrients including Vitamin C, Folate, Potassium and Fiber."
I took Michael__s advice and contacted Kroger. They're going to actually contact the manufacturer and find out if this truly is 0% potassium as the label says. I'll report when I find out. Like Mr_Kidney says, I'm skeptical since the store brand is manufactures by the lowest bidder I would assume, and that could change from month to month or whatever.
Honestly if it's that low in sugar, carbs, sodium AND low enough in potassium not to register on label 1 T. Isn't considered worrisome imho. If toure planning on using it as a spaghetti sauce then it's BEST to confer with your personal renal dietitian.Are you on dialysis?
That's the issue. I'm not on dialysis yet, but will be in the near future I'm told. Neither my doc nor Fresenius offer any resources for dietician support pre-dialysis. They only offer a dietician after you start dialysis. Which sucks, but that's the way it is here in this itty bitty Alabama city. So you guys are it as my source of dietician info.
Well Fresenius offers online classes and there is always kidneyschool.org, Davita.com, NKF.org.I will help how and where I can.
I have a No Sugar version of Heinz ketchup that has 0% potassium (but unfortunately 190mg of sodium in a tablespoon)
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