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Sriracha

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Sriracha

• Few condiments draw such fervent admiration and obsession as sriracha. You can buy sriracha water bottles, sriracha lollipops, sriracha shoes, the list goes on! This spicy sauce was celebrated as Bon Appetit’s condiment of the year in 2010 and has been featured in an episode of The Simpsons.

• Sriracha is a type of spicy chili sauce or hot sauce made from fresh chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt.

• Sriracha hot sauce, is made by Huy Fong Foods, which David Tran founded 33 years ago in Los Angeles. In 2014, they sold more than 20 million bottles of their special sauce. The name , Sriracha, comes from the small coastal town in Thailand called Si Racha.

Seasonality

Year-Round

Selection & Storage

• Sriracha needs to be stored in a cool, dark place. Do not refrigerate after opening.

Cooking Tips

Sriracha is great as a dipping sauce for seafood, especially in Thai Cuisine.
Sriracha is also a wonderful condiment for Vietnamese food, especially for pho,. Moreover, try it on fried noodles, and as a toppings for spring rolls.
Sriracha and eggs are a classic pairing. Slice up an avocado, fry an egg, and serve both on a toasted piece of bread all finished off with generous squirts of Sriracha.

Clever Uses

• Instead of eating traditional waffles, try out waffles made with and jalapenos and a Sriracha maple syrup for a spicy breakfast made for a champion.

• Mix a swirl of Sriracha into your cream cheese. It’s the perfect way to make sure you don’t exclude breakfast from being a Sriracha-blessed meal.

• Up your hummus game with some Sriracha for a nice kick.

Health Benefits

The red chili peppers from Sriracha contains capsaicin which is known to help boost metabolism and aid in weight loss.

Sriracha can improve the health of your heart by boosting your body’s capability to dissolve and reduce blood clots.

Food Science

• The chili peppers that Sriracha uses contains capsaicin which is also known as a pain-reliever. Doctors and scientists have been trying, with modest success, to develop analgesic creams and ointments using these molecules. A few years ago, the Food and Drug Administration even approved a high-concentration capsaicin patch for treating neuropathic pain.

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