When was ketchup invented?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    No one is quite sure when ketchup was invent but it first showed up in a cook book in 1801 - the first national American brand of ketchup was being sold in 1837 - and the most famous of the ketchups in the world Heinz came into production and mass distribution in 1876.

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  • 1 decade ago

    depends on what u actually consider a ketchup to be

    I found that the Chinese actually invented "ke-tsiap" in the 1690's, which is a concoction of pickled fish and spices (but no tomatoes). Then by the early 1700's its popularity had spread to Malaysia, where British explorers first came across it. By 1740 the sauce, renamed ketchup, was an English staple. It soon became popular in the American colonies. "Tomato" ketchup wasn't invented until the 1790s, when New England colonists first mixed tomatoes into the sauce. It took so long to add tomatoes to the sauce because for most of the 18th century people had assumed that they were poisonous (the tomato is a close relative of the toxic belladonna and nightshade plants).

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  • 1 decade ago

    Ketchup existed before anyone outside the Americas had ever seen a tomato. Originally this sauce was made out of pickled fish. It originated in Eastern Asia; the word ketchup is used in Chinese, Malay and Indonesian (e.g., kecap manis - traditional spelling 'kitjap manis'). English and Dutch sailors brought the Asian ketchup to Europe, where many flavourings, such as mushrooms, anchovies and nuts, were added to thfe basic fish sauce. Whether the tomato was also added to ketchup in England is not certain, and it is likely that this important event first happened in the USA.

    Tomato ketchup

    By 1801 a recipe for tomato ketchup was printed in an American cook book, the "Sugar House Book". [1] In 1824 a ketchup recipe appeared in The Virginia Housewife, an influential 19th-century cookbook written by Mary Randolph, Thomas Jefferson's cousin

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No one knows. Probably 1700's. THe problem is there are several theories on who invented it. It means fish sauce in malaysia. The problem is that in malaysia it is a soy sauce base sauce. On the other hand the name is believed to come from Chinese, meaning tomato juice. If no one knows who invented it, its hard to guess when it was invented.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Ketchup was invented when it was found necessary.

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  • 1 decade ago

    When some one was trying to screw a tomato.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    when they made the first hamburger

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