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Sriracha: Here’s Why This Spice Can Be Good for Your Body

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  • Sriracha sauce (pronounced sir-rotch-ah) is named after the seaside city of Si Racha in eastern Thailand, where it was created by a villager, Thanom Chakkapak, over 80 years ago
  • Vitamins A and C are found in chili peppers, both of which have antioxidant effects to help combat pathogens

Although sriracha's rise to popularity occurred in the last 30 or 40 years, its origins are humble. Sriracha sauce (pronounced sir-rotch-ah) is named after the seaside city of Si Racha in eastern Thailand, where it was created by a villager, Thanom Chakkapak, over 80 years ago.


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