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Encona Hot Pepper sauce

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Added: 2011-07-12T19:43:23

Encona Hot Pepper sauce

Encona Hot Pepper sauce is something I stumbled across in a little garage somewhere, when I didn't have anything vaguely hot in the cupboards.

And it's become a firm favourite.

If you like your hot spicy sauces, then go for it. It lives in Waitrose (and apparently Tescos), but I've not seen it there myself.

This is the stuff you're looking for.

Annoyingly though, there was no information about the salt content on there, so I emailed the company and asked - I've put the reply here, so that other people can find it.

"Thank you for the query on Encona Hot Pepper Sauce. The salt content is 5.25g per 100g (5.25%)"

Hurrah - that means I can eat over 100g a day, and still stay within the recommended 6g salt a day - as long as I wasn't to eat anything else with salt in it. I think however, that 100g of the sauce a day would a:, get expensive, and b:, be a little excessive.

posted by Calum on 2011-07-12T19:47 under

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Remove the adds! I can't even see the article title because of them =) (Matt)

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And using my back button? Really? =)

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I have encona hot pepper sauce almost everyday but 5.25 g per 100 g is a huge salt content. Back to the Tabasco for me I think.

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I don't know - you're allowed 6g of salt a day. Lets say a 220ml bottle gives you 20 servings - that's - which is much much less than the salt in a slice of bread or packet of crisps...

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0.2625g, I meant to put!

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regarding comment 5, 0.2625g is the salt in 5g of Encona. if a 220ml bottle gives you 20 servings, that's an 11ml serving, or 0.5575g of salt.

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I'll trust your calculations - but 0.5g of salt is what's in a slice of bread or packet of crisps, so it's not that much really. I actually thought it would be a lot higher until I contacted them.

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I switched to Frank's Red Hot Original which contains 1% Sodium equating to less that 3% salt
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