Sriracha: Health benefits of this fiery Thai sauce

Updated: Dec 9, 2021 | 16:11 IST

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One of the biggest gifts of Thai cuisine to the world is sriracha. The hot sauce is made of chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar and salt. The much-loved sriracha is now a recognisable flavour globally and is served alongside chips, fries, burgers, pizzas and sandwiches. Taste aside, sriracha is also teeming with health benefits.

Health Benefits of Sriracha Sauce

The main ingredients in sriracha -- garlic and chilli peppers -- promote heart health and bust cholesterol. If used as part of a healthy diet, sriracha may also support weight loss, thanks to its capsaicin content.

Health benefits of sriracha

  1. Boosts immunity: Chilli peppers in sriracha is rich in vitamin c and vitamin A, which improve immune health. They also aid in the production of white blood cells that help the body fight infections.
  2. Clears blood clots: Capsaicin present in chili peppers and allicin in garlic have powerful anti-clotting properties. These ingredients help in maintaining the health of blood vessels.
  3. Reduce cholesterol levels and blood pressure: Allicin in garlic decreases blood pressure levels, triglyceride levels and cholesterol levels.
Other key benefits of sriracha

  • Could enhance memory and mood
  • Clears mucus
  • Regulates blood sugar levels
  • Helps weight loss
Nutritional composition of sriracha

NUTRITIONAL FACT

MEASURE%(DV)

Calories

6

Fat

0%

Potassium

1%

Sodium

6%

Carbohydrates

0%

Vitamin A

3.3%

Vitamin C

2.9%

Fiber

1%

Iron

0.6%

Calcium

0.1%



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