Mustard or Ketchup
Which One is Your
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Whether attending a family barbeque
or sitting at your own dinner table,
your clothing comes into contact with
different types of food stains that
threatens to cut its lifespan short.
Sauces and condiments are especially
damaging to different types of fabrics
out there. So which ones are the most
common and the most destructive?
Most people will tell you that they
fear mustard and ketchup the most
when it comes to food stains.
From hot dogs to those juicy burgers,
mustard and ketchup are everywhere
– fairs, restaurants, camping,
barbeques, and your own kitchen.
However, is one more harmful to your
clothing than the other? Most experts
will tell you yes.
While you may think ketchup can do
the most harm to your clothes
because of its rich red color, people
that deal with these food-based stains
have another opinion.
They say that mustard is by far the
most damaging type of stain your
clothing can come into contact with. It
even surpasses wine stains.
Science Behind the Stain
So, what is their unanimous opinion
based on? Truth be told, it is the
recipe used for crafting ketchup and
While many people believe ketchup
can be the most difficult to remove
from clothing because of its bright red
coloring, this is actually only the
result of the tomato being cooked
down to form the product you love for
dressing your hot dogs and burgers.
How to make
Mustard on the other hand uses
turmeric in its recipe. Turmeric is a
natural form of food coloring that
gives the condiment its rich yellow
Any type of food coloring or dyes used
in the creation of a product soaks into
the materials and gets locked in deep
to the fibers of your clothing.
Now that we have a better
understanding of which is worse to
get on your clothes, let’s see how to
remove mustard stains when they do
How to Remove the Stain
Once you know that ketchup is mostly
a plant-based product, y