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Is Sriracha A Low FODMAP Condiment?

Written by Amy Kaczor MS RD LDN, Registered Dietitian 

Is sriracha a low FODMAP condiment?

Sriracha, also known as rooster sauce or hot chili sauce, is a vibrant red and spicy sauce with roots in Asian cuisine from the 1980s and has become very popular ever since (Moncel, 2020). Added to soups, layered atop a sandwich, or mixed into a sauce, sriracha is versatile with an endless realm of possibilities. Sriracha has even been added to drinks, such as tomato juice or Bloody Marys!

When it comes to FODMAPs, sriracha is mainly composed of chili peppers. Sriracha chili sauce is considered to be low FODMAP in small servings, according to Monash University, the leader in FODMAP research and testing. Monash University deems one teaspoon of sriracha acceptable and unlikely to cause intolerant in those with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

What are the health benefits of sriracha?

Sriracha is high in flavor but low in calories, making it a great alternative to fats and salts that are often added to cooking. However, the main benefits are found in the compound capsaicin in chili peppers. Researchers have heavily studied capsaicin and linked it to many healthful properties, including preventing obesity, inflammation, diabetes, and more (Snyder, 2021).

Summary

We hope this post answers your questions about the low FODMAP diet and sriracha sauce as a part of the low FODMAP diet. Stay tuned for more posts about the low FODMAP diet and low FODMAP foods!

Stay tuned for more posts about low FODMAP foods. Also, check out our other pages for more information on managing digestive health.

References

Moncel, B. (2020, September 17). How we like our sriracha: Origin and uses. The Spruce Eats. Retrieved May 3, 2022, from https://www.thespruceeats.com/making-the-most-of-sriracha-sauce-1328440

Snyder, C. (2021, December 6). Sriracha: Nutrition, benefits, downsides. Healthline. Retrieved May 3, 2022, from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/what-is-sriracha


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