Are you contemplating buying, or trying some Tabasco sauce? Do you want to know whether this is a sauce that has a lot of calories? Perhaps your counting them and don’t want to sabotage your efforts. Nonetheless, here is what you’re going to want to know.
So, how many calories are in Tabasco sauce? There are 0 calories in each serving (1 tsp or 5 ml) of Tabasco. The calories are so negligible that it is considered a virtually calorie-free sauce. However, if you were to consume 100ml of this sauce, you would be taking in around 15 calories.
In fact, hot sauce is notoriously low-calorie.
And as it’s so hot, spicy, and flavorsome, you don’t need to use it much either.
And remember, a bottle is only 57ml anyway!
So really, there are around 7 calories in an entire bottle!
So it will come as no surprise that the macronutrients are so low too!
Let us now take a look at them, anyway, for reference
Tabasco Sauce Nutrition
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A pretty boring, repetitive table right. It’s just 0s!
Well apart from sodium (salt).
Even then, it is considered low sodium, especially compared to other sauce standards.
What Is Tabasco Sauce Made Of?
Tabasco sauce is made from just three ingredients; pepper, vinegar, and salt. Although, some variations of the sauce also include others too, such as other types of peppers (Jalapeños), maize starch, stabilizers (such as xanthan gum), and preservatives, such as ascorbic acid.
Either way, all Tabasco sauces are added and aged in Oak Barrels for up to three years to enhance the flavor and taste.
Tabasco sauce does have calories, but they are so low and negligible that this product is branded as calorie-free. In reality, there are around 0.75 calories per serving (5ml) of tabasco.
Tabasco is excellent for weight loss. It is low-calorie, enhances the flavor of low-calorie meals, and due to the spice and heat, has an appetizing reducing effect. Equally, research has shown that the Capsicum in the chili peppers helps to boost metabolism – helping you to burn more calories throughout the day.
Tabasco hot sauce can be considered healthy – it has minimal ingredients and is low in calories, fat, carbohydrate, and sodium.
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.