Even though mayo has surpassed ketchup as America's most purchased condiment, the true ketchup lovers know that the tomato-based spread is way more versatile than mayo, and some might even say prettier. Plus, Americans eat around 71 pounds of ketchup annually. Take that mayo!

As far as ancient condiments go, ketchup has been around since the 17th century. Since then, ketchup has been paired with burgers, hot dogs, potatoes, eggs and even added to sauces. It's safe to say, the condiment has a big fan base. President Richard Nixon even added it to his cottage cheese.

If you think that you love ketchup a little too much, we've gathered a few red flags that may confirm your suspicions. Put down the ketchup-covered fry and read on!

Check out the slideshow above to learn how much you really love ketchup.

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