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…
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 Brand||Calories|
|Cholula Original Hot Sauce||0|
|Huy Fong Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce||5|
|Ninja Squirrel Hot Sauce||0|
|Taco Bell Hot Sauce||0|
|Crystal Hot Sauce||0|
|La Costeña Mexican Hot Sauce||0|
|Texas Pete Hot Sauce||0|
|Tapatío Hot Sauce||0|
|Frank’s RedHot Sauce||0|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hi there. I’m Jeremy – a passionate food technologist with several decades in the food industry. With a love for sauces, food, and nutrition, I decided to create WeWantTheSauce. Here I share my experience, knowledge, and recommendations; from ingredients and recipes to storage all the way through to nutrition for every sauce imaginable.