The Chemistry Behind Sriracha Hot Sauce Explained

The Reactions YouTube channel, which focuses exclusively on chemistry and is produced by the American Chemical Society, has created an interesting video explaining the chemistry behind Sriracha hot sauce. They specifically discuss the “rooster sauce” with the distinctive bottle made famous by Huy Fong Foods, but the chemistry involved — capsaicin, for example — applies more generally across the majority of hot sauces.

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