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How slow does ketchup flow out of its bottle?

Ketchup FlowAccording to Heinz.com, ketchup exits the bottle at a rate of 0.028 miles per hour at ideal viscosity. That's 0.672 miles per day or 245.442758 miles per year.

Sneeze, on the other hand, purportedly exits the nose in excess of 60 miles per hour.  But who would want snot on their fries?

More ketchup facts:

Ketchup is one, if not the most popular condiments in the US. Ketchup manufacturing is said to be a half-billion dollar industry with H.J. Heinz Company leading the world ketchup sales. The company sells over 600 million bottles of ketchup annually.

Ketchup came from Ke-Tsiap, a spicy fish sauce originating from east Asia. It was brought west in the 17th century and by the early 1800′s recipes for ketchup as we know it started to appear in cookbooks.

Just like othe tomato-based products, ketchup is a good source of the  lycopene, an anti-oxidant known to prevent prostate and colon cancers. This is one of the rare cases where cooking a raw vegetable actually improves the bio-availability of a nutrient instead of reducing it.

Ketchup is packed with sugar (no wonder kids love it) and contains high amount of salt (a single teaspoon contains almost ten percent’s worth of the daily maximum recommended value of sodium).

To solve the problem of ketchup not flowing out of its glass container, squeeze bottle were introduced in the 1980′s.

Ketchup are not always made from tomatoes. In the Philippines, bananas are used to make the popular condiment.

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