The following is the nutritional breakdown of Huy Fong’s traditional sriracha sauce in a 1-teaspoon (5-gram) serving (1): Less than 1 calorie. 1 gram of carbs.
Behind the label of the popular Rooster Sauce…
Over 10 million bottles of Huy Fong Foods Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce are sold each year. While there are quite a few versions of Sriracha sauce from many different manufacturers, the one from Huy Fong is by far the best known in the United States – it’s the one with the rooster on the label (resulting in the “Rooster Sauce” nickname) and the green spout on top. This is one popular spicy condiment – but how nutritious really is this sauce? Is Sriracha healthy (whether Huy Fong Foods version or another), or is it a high calorie/low nutrition condiment. Let’s break down the details behind Sriracha nutrition.
Sriracha allows you to add a lot of flavor to your food at the cost of a few calories. From a teaspoon of Huy Fong Foods Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, you will consume a mere 5 calories. Other brands of Sriracha also provide 5 calories per serving. The low-calorie nature of Sriracha makes it an excellent condiment if you are trying to lose weight; however, those calories can add up if the sauce is consumed in excess.
Why is sriracha so good?
If you read the book Salt Sugar Fat, youre all too familiar with the phenomena that make us crave more and more sriracha.
Sriracha tastes so good to us by design – its another classic play on mixing salt and sugar to make a salty-sweet flavor thats highly addictive to humans.
Sriracha sauce recipes pair these two flavors with a little acid and some spice, and sriracha is a match made in flavor heaven!
How to Make Healthy Sriracha at Home
Is sriracha good for weight loss?
The capsaicin in chili peppers can increase overall energy expenditure and help the body metabolize fat more quickly.
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