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How Many Calories In Hot Sauce? ⋆ This Will Surprise You ⋆

If you’re counting calories or on a diet then naturally you will want to know how much hot sauce contains. Besides, condiments can usually be a significant sauce of energy – typically being high in carbohydrates, fats, or both. So, this may come as a surprise…

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So, how many calories are there in hot sauce? There are typically between <1 and 5 calories per serving (1-2 teaspoons/5-10g) of your average brand, product, or recipe of hot sauce. Although most tend to have ~0 calories.

Calories In Hot Sauce Brands

Below we take a look at the calories in ten of the most popular, and widely consumed hot sauce products and brands.

Hot Sauce BrandCalories
Tabasco 0
Cholula Original Hot Sauce0
Huy Fong Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce5
Ninja Squirrel Hot Sauce0
Taco Bell Hot Sauce0
Crystal Hot Sauce0
La Costeña Mexican Hot Sauce0
Texas Pete Hot Sauce0
Tapatío Hot Sauce0
Frank’s RedHot Sauce0
Per 1 Teaspoon or 5ml Serving

So, 9/10 brands barely have any calories at all. It is only the Huy Fong Sriracha product that contained a modest 5 calories, per serving.

Related Questions

Does Hot Sauce Contain Calories

Hot sauce does contain calories, although they are so minimal they are often not referenced in your typical serving size (1-2 teaspoons).

That being said, if you were to eat a large amount of hot sauce, in 100ml servings or more, you would be consuming around 10 calories.

Is Hot Sauce Good For Weight Loss?

Hot sauce is great for weight loss. The average brand and recipe have minimal ingredients, virtually no calories, and no fat nor carbohydrates. At the same time, studies have shown that capsaicin, the active ingredient in chilies and hot sauce, can boost metabolism, helping burn calories even faster.

Beyond this, hot sauce typically has an appetite-reducing effect due to the heat and spice.

This is why hot sauce is typically recommended on diets like keto.

Does Hot Sauce Really Have No Calories?

Hot sauce does have calories, although they are so minimal that they are rarely referenced on nutritional tables.

Hot sauce can be legally considered a “zero-calorie food” because it provides 5 calories or less in the suggested serving size.

Why Doesn’t Hot Sauce Contain Calories

Hot sauce does not contain any calories because it is only made from minimal, virtually energy-free ingredients; water, vinegar, spices, hot peppers, and sometimes preservatives.