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.