Paleo-Friendly Hot Sauces

Tuesday April 3, 2012

We enjoy a good kick on our food and hot sauce is a great way to add some flavor.  Unfortunately, most contain icky ingredients, like soybean oil or high fructose corn syrup.  Mike is partial to habanero-based sauces (many are cayenne-based), so whenever I see one with good ingredients, I buy it.  Here are four that I’ve found with little to no objectionable ingredients.


Frank’s Red Hot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce  — aged cayenne red peppers, distilled vinegar, water, salt, and garlic powder.
You can get this lots of places, including Costco.

Tabasco Brand Habanero Sauce — distilled vinegar, habanero pepper, cane sugar, Tabasco pepper sauce (distilled vinegar, red pepper, salt), salt, mango puree, dehydrated onion, banana puree, tomato paste, tamarind puree, papaya puree, spices, garlic, Tabasco pepper mash (aged pepper, salt).
This does contain sugar.  I got it at Wegmans.

Tropical Pepper Co.  XXXXtra Hot Habanero Pepper Sauce — crushed habanero peppers, salt, pineapples, acetic acid, starch, onion powder.
The pineapple flavor gives it a nice sweetness, which I like (Mike prefers less sweet).  It is not as fiery hot as the XXXX implies.  I found it at Wegmans.

Trader Joe’s Habanero Hot Sauce — water, habanero chilis, vinegar, onion, sugar, garlic, salt, sunflower oil, xanthan gum.
Note that this does contain sugar.  I haven’t tried it yet, but will report back when I do.  It is sold at Trader Joe’s.

I know there are other sauces out there, especially cayenne-based.  What is your favorite paleo/primal hot sauce?

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10 Responses to Paleo-Friendly Hot Sauces

  1. 1
    Xfitdad says:

    Frank’s is excellent on eggs.
    Tabasco makes me hiccup every time.
    May try TJs tomorrow.

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    Craig Bishop says:

    I’m desperately trying to find a paleo-friendly hot sauce….even harder for me because I live in Australia and we don’t have a lot of the products you have.
    I love Tabasco, but the vinegar in it is malt vinegar (ie wheat-based) and I’m wondering if its the same with the vinegars in some of these others??

  3. 3
    Kevin says:

    Watch out with vinegar, because white or malt vinegar is probably made with whey, which is dairy and therefore not Paleo. I suggest making your own, because that’s the only way to know exactly what’s in there.

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    cdawg says:

    most of these have sugar????????? !!!!!!

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