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Here's Why Tomato Sauce Is Called Ketchup

Tomato sauce is use all over the world but where did the name ketchup come from?

Ketchup is an American favorite but the term was not created here. According to The Sun, "It turns out that the word ketchup actually comes from the Hokkien Chinese word kê-tsiap, which is the name of a sauce made from fermented fish – a type of fish sauce." It was found in the 1600s when British sailors and traders came across it in Southeast Asia. I never would've guessed!

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