Few sauces can match the sweet and spicy transcendence of sriracha. You could say it's the Gemini of spicy sauces because of its adaptability and dual nature.
It's a must-have for many Americans. With 1 calorie and less than 1 gram of sugar per teaspoon, it may be ideal for dieters.
Though velvety in flavor, sriracha has a few unpleasant side effects. Let's investigate this matter in greater detail.
While the sugar content of sriracha may not be alarming at first glance, Registered Dietician Pegah Jalali told that most sriracha fans consume more than a teaspoon each day.
She says most people use a tablespoon per meal, which is 3/4 of a tablespoon of sugar and 12% of the daily required salt.
Some sriracha products contain sodium bisulfate, which can cause asthma, hives, and stomach trouble in sulfite-sensitive people.
As with all hot sauces and chili peppers, sriracha contains capsaicin, the molecule responsible for the searing sensation so many enjoy.
According to a 1992 research published in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, capsaicin slows stomach emptying, which may lead to indigestion and acid reflux.
But, Capsaicin has some positive effects. It boosts metabolism and decreases inflammation. Sriracha lovers can burn fat, avoid obesity and diabetes.