Where did ketchup originate? – 2017

Where did ketchup originate?
Where did ketchup originate?

– Colonial America
– Australian Aborigines
– Vietnam
– JapanAnswer


Though a favorite to most Americans, the origins of ketchup are anything but American.

The favored red condiment has its beginnings in Vietnam and was probably brought to China by traders. The word ketchup comes from the Hokkien Chinese word, ke-tsiap, which is the name given to a sauce made from fermented fish. The tangy concoction was probably encountered by the British in Southeast Asia, returned to Great Britain and conquered the world from there. Source: ThePlate.NationalGeographic.com

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