Sriracha Nutrition Facts

Calories, fat, protein, and carbohydrate values for Sriracha.


There are 6 calories in Sriracha.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size:


tsp (6.5 grams)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0.5
Calories 6

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.1 grams

Sodium 138 milligrams

Potassium 21 milligrams

Total Carbohydrates 1.2 grams

Dietary Fiber 0.1 grams

Sugars 1 grams
Protein 0.1 grams

Vitamin A


Vitamin C





Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

What is a substitute for Sriracha?

Other than sambal oelek, you can go for chili paste, crushed chili flakes or even cayenne pepper to replace sriracha. Although these substitutes may not be hot enough, neither do they have the same thick consistency as Sriracha, yet will serve the same basic purpose.

What is the difference between hot sauce and Sriracha?

2 Hot sauce has more vinegar than sriracha.

However, unlike sriracha which is very dependent on chilis for its taste, the hot sauce with its many ingredients is very tangy. It’s because its other main ingredient is vinegar. If you taste hot sauce, you get a burst of heat together with the tangy vinegar.

What is the Sriracha sauce made of?

So, What’s in Sriracha? The label says chiles, sugar, salt, garlic, distilled vinegar, potassium sorbate, sodium bisulfite and xanthan gum. The closely-guarded secret recipe doesn’t give much more away, so let’s take a closer look.

Is Sriracha a chili pepper?

The type of pepper that makes the Sriracha base is a red jalapeño hybrid that is only in season for four months of the year. The chili peppers are sourced from Mexico, California, and New Mexico—all of which are experiencing drought conditions.

Can I use Frank’s hot sauce instead of Sriracha?

You can use Frank’s Red Hot sauce to substitute for sriracha, although the flavors are different. Frank’s Red Hot sauce has a lower heat level and contains more acid, while sriracha is spicier, thicker, and has more garlic.

Why can’t I find Sriracha sauce?

So what’s causing the potential Sriracha shortage? The California Department of Public Health has new rules about microbial screenings, and in order to comply, the factory won’t be able to ship anything it’s bottled until mid-January, after it can be inspected.

How does Sriracha taste like?

The taste varies by brand, but generally it’s tangy-sweet with a kick of garlic. Also, it’s spicy. (It’s a hot sauce afterall!)

Which is hotter Sriracha or Tabasco?

Tabasco or Sriracha? From the chilies used, you may think Tabasco is hotter by a landslide. It is hotter, but not crazily so. Both hot sauces fall in the low-jalapeño range of heat: Tabasco at approximately 2,500 SHU and Sriracha at around 2,200 SHU.