A taste of this tangy-sweet garlicky sauce with a kick of spice is bound to make one salivate. Extremely versatile to be used to add a tinge of spice in cooking or as a condiment, the sriracha knows no bounds.
Named after a town in Thailand of the same name; Si Racha, variations of it have appeared throughout South East Asia. However, the best thing to do in Thailand would be to grab a bottle of Three Mountains Brand Sriracha before anything else.
Three Mountains Sriracha have the right chillies, a balanced taste, perfect tang and moderate spiciness to make you want to add it to almost anything on your plate. The perfect sauce alternative.
The core ingredients are:
Sriracha is also a great source of several vitamins and minerals, including:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
Most importantly, Three Mountains Sriracha specifically, are close to 0 CALORIES!
As mentioned, Three Mountains Sriracha are close to 0 calories. Reason being that the company uses sugar very sparingly in their recipe.
With vinegar being one of the primary ingredients, there are backing studies that indicate consuming vinegar may increase fullness by slowing the rate at which the stomach empties, possibly leading to reduced calorie intake.
Capsaicin, the active ingredient in chilli does the same thing as well. It can suppress your appetite leading to a decrease in caloric intake and an increase in weight loss.
Sriracha is considered a low-carb food and it is easily incorporated into a low-carb diet as long as it is consumed in moderation as it does contain a tinge of sugar.
With only a single gram of carbohydrates per serving, you can enjoy it in moderation without it affecting your ketosis.
Sriracha is moderately high in sodium as after all, salt is one five main ingredients. A single tablespoon will provide you with 9% of your daily recommendation. Fortunately, for most Singaporeans, this is temporary. People with high blood pressure may want to watch closely and eat in moderation.
Whether you want to add spice to dull dishes, or you simply love spicy foods, sriracha is a great addition to your life.