Picaflor Srirawcha is not your normal hot sauce. It is literally 67% organic fermented pepper juice from five varieties of ripe red peppers. The rest is applesauce, honey, garlic, and salt—no vinegar, no water, no corn syrup, no sugar, and no added preservatives. The sauce goes beyond its bold full flavor by adding nutritious probiotic strains to your diet.
Picaflor hot sauces fit into a new category—functional fermented foods. Functional fermented foods include yogurt, kimchi, pickles, olives, tempeh, and many more. As a result of fermentation, these foods all have nutritional benefits beyond their ingredients. The microorganisms that live and thrive during fermentation create functional compounds like short chain fatty acids, active enzymes, bioavailable minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants that can positively affect physical and mental health.
Scientists are still researching the complex interactions between microbes and humans, but the results and implications thus far are quite profound. Microbes may affect everything from aiding nutrient digestion and energy metabolism to supporting immune function to prevent heart disease, cancer, and depression.
Picaflor Srirawcha, specifically, has health promoting attributes that can be directly detected by flavor and directly backed up with scientific references:
- The sour flavor from fermentation (Lactic acid) aids in nutrient absorption in the small intestines and promotes healthy metabolic activity in the large intestines
The spicy flavor from peppers (Capsaicin) increases blood flow and aids in pain control
The savory flavor from garlic (Allycin) boosts immune function, has high antioxidant activity, and reportedly reduces risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer
The probiotic bacteria (Lactobacillus plantarum, LM) can adhere to and produce vitamins right in your gut, and has strong activity against pathogenic and conditionally pathogenic microorganisms
The probiotic bacteria (L. rhamnosus, LB3) has high levels of non-specific immune boosting activity and is particularly strong against ear, nose, and throat pathogens
The honey and applesauce provide a host of antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties along with an appealing sweet flavor without the extremely negative effects of excess fructose
No other hot sauce on the market provides the nutritional benefits of Picaflor, but it truly is the flavor that will keep you coming back for more!