Fruit ketchup is a condiment prepared using fruit as a primary ingredient. Various fruits are used in its preparation, and it is also used as a spread and marinade, among other uses. Banana ketchup is a type of fruit ketchup that is common in the Philippines. Some companies mass-produce fruit ketchup, such as Philippines-based Jufran, and Chups, a small company based in Washington, D.C., United States.
Fruit ketchup is composed primarily of fruit, and is prepared with fruits such as apples, pears, peaches, currants, grapes, cranberries, cherries and plums, among others. Tropical fruits used in its preparation can include mangoes, guavas, banana, pineapple, papayas and others. Sometimes several fruits are used to create a mixed-fruit ketchup. Chili peppers can be used to prepare a spicy fruit ketchup. Vinegar, ginger and sugar or brown sugar are sometimes used in its preparation.
Fruit ketchup is used as a condiment in the same manner as the more common tomato ketchup. It is also used as a spread, dipping sauce, marinade, topping and base for salad dressings. It can be used to top beef and pork and various savory dishes such as meatloaf. It is also used as a sandwich spread.
Banana ketchup, sometimes referred to as banana sauce, is a sweet ketchup prepared using mashed banana, sugar, vinegar and spices. It is a common condiment in the Philippines, where it is as common as tomato ketchup is in the United States. Banana ketchup is mass-produced by some companies and marketed under various brands, such as Jufran.
Technically, due to being made with a lot of sugar and tomatoes (which botanically are a fruit), tomato ketchup is a fruit ketchup too.
NutriAsia is a company based in Manila, Philippines, that manufactures the Jufran brand of banana ketchup. Chups is a small company and brand of fruit ketchup produced in Washington, D.C. Chups is produced in six flavors: cranberry, mango, peach, plum, blueberry and spicy pineapple.