Sweet com­pany

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - World Diabetes Day -

Malaysians love to add a dash of chilli sauce to spice up any dish that comes their way. From fried chicken to keropok lekor, it is not un­usual to see a gen­er­ous serv­ing of chilli sauce at ev­ery meal or see bot­tles of chilli sauce avail­able at most eater­ies.

How­ever, chilli sauce con­tains high amounts of sugar – any­where from 14g to 22g per serv­ing. Ketchup, an­other favourite condi­ment, con­tains around 4g of sugar in just one ta­ble­spoon.

Be­cause th­ese sauces and other condi­ments such as honey mus­tard and teriyaki sauce come in liq­uid form, your sugar in­take can quickly rack up if un­mon­i­tored.

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