In this post, I am going to be sharing with you 12 different added sugar free salsa brands you can buy online and from grocery stores. That’s right it is time to grab those chips and start dipping because we are going to be talking about Salsa. Traditionally a blend of tomatoes, onions, garlic, and chilies – if you are eating chips you are going to want Salsa. But how much sugar is there in salsa sauces and what are some added sugar free salsas you can buy online and from grocery stores? Let’s dig in – what salsas are added sugar free?
Which Salsas Are Free of Added Sugar?
The following 12 salsas are all free of added sugar:
- Fody Foods
- Dennis’ Gourmet
- Muir Glen
- Mrs Renfros
- Jalapa Jar
The above salsas contain 0g-2g of naturally occurring sugar per serving.
12 No Added Sugar Salsa Sauces – Item by Item
In this section, I will go through each of my 12 chosen no added sugar salsa sauce brands.
1. PickleSmash Pickle Salsa – 0g of Total Sugar
First up – is a slightly unusual salsa – a “pickle” salsa. This is the only salsa on this list that contains 0g of total sugar per serving. Even though none of the salsas in this post contain added sugar, they all contain a small amount of total sugar per serving due to naturally occurring sugar in tomatoes. So, if you want a salsa with 0g of total sugar per serving then a pickle serving may be your best bet.
This salsa is not only sugar free but is also gluten-free, keto, paleo, and vegan.
You can find this mild pickle salsa on Amazon here.
2. 365 by Whole Foods Market Mild Thick Salsa – <1g of Total Sugar
Next up is the mild and thick salsa from 365 by Whole Foods Market. This salsa is organic as well as being added sugar free and it only contains <1g of total sugar per serving. You can find 365’s mild and chunky salsa on Amazon here. Other varieties of 365’s salsa sauces are also added sugar free such as Roasted Chipotle Salsa, Thick and Chunky Medium Salsa, and Taqueria Salsa.
3. Fody Foods Medium Salsa – <1g of Total Sugar
Next up is a salsa from an awesome brand – Fody Foods. I have talked about Fody Foods in the post I wrote on the best lower sugar teriyaki sauces, which you can read here – 10 Lower Sugar Teriyaki Sauces.
This salsa from Fody Foods does not contain onion nor garlic and so is gut-friendly and IBS-friendly. So, if you are looking for an IBS-friendly and added sugar-free salsa Fody Foods is definitely the one for you.
There is no added sugar in Fody Foods salsa and there is <1g of total sugar per serving. You can find Fody Foods medium salsa on Amazon here.
4. Frontera Gourmet Roasted Medium Tomato Salsa – <1g of Total Sugar
Next is a keto and paleo-friendly salsa from Frontera. This salsa also contains no added sugar and only contains <1g of sugar per serving.
You can find Frontera gourmet roasted medium tomato salsa on Amazon here.
5. Dennis’ Gourmet All-Natural Fiery Red Salsa – 1g of Sugar
This fiery red salsa from Denni’s Gourmet is not only added sugar free, but it is also low calorie, low carb, and low sodium. This salsa only contains 1g of total sugar per serving and it can be found on Amazon here.
Just be aware that not all Denni’s gourmet salsas are added sugar free – the mango and black bean with corn varieties both contain added sugar.
6. Muir Glen Organic Garlic Cilantro Salsa – 1g of Total Sugar
If you enjoy your salsa with cilantro in it (and why wouldn’t you!) then you should try this garlic cilantro salsa from Muir Glen. This salsa only contains 1g of total sugar per serving and it is also organic.
You can find Muir Glen salsa on Amazon here.
7. Mrs. Renfros Roasted Salsa – 1g of Total Sugar
This roasted salsa from Mrs. Renfros is gluten-free and is made by a family-run business. There is no added sugar and only 1g of total sugar per serving.
You can find Mrs. Renfros roasted salsa on Amazon here.
8. Tenayo Gourmet Salsa Mild – 1g of Total Sugar
What I love most about this Tenayo mild salsa is how simple its ingredient list is – you can see it for yourself on Amazon here. And of course, sugar is not one of the ingredients.
This particular Tenayo salsa is mild, but their salsas are also available in Habanero, chunky, original, and chipotle. All these Tenayo salsas are also added sugar free.
9. Herdez Mild Salsa Verde – 1g of Total Sugar
Next up is a Verde Salsa from Herdez. This salsa is made of green tomatoes, is added sugar free, and comes in a handy tin format.
You can find it on Amazon here.
10. Jalapa Jar Mild Original Salsa – 1g of Total Sugar
This salsa from Jalapa Jar is fire roasted and is made by hand in Brooklyn. It is of course added sugar free and contains 1g of total sugar per serving.
This salsa can be found on Amazon here.
11. Pace Thick and Chunky Hot Salsa – 2g of Total Sugarv
Pace is one of the most well-recognized salsa brands out there and I have some good news for you – it is added sugar free. There are only 2g of total sugar per serving of Pace hot thick and chunky salsa and it can be found on Amazon here.
12. Tostitos Medium Chunky Salsa – 2g of Total Sugar
The other most well-recognized salsa brand out there is Tostitos, and this is also added sugar free. Tostitos medium chunky salsa also contains 2g of total sugar per serving and can be found on Amazon here.
*My Personal Choice*
It has to be the mild thick salsa by 365 by Whole Foods Market (which can be found on Amazon here). It is organic, added sugar free, and contains <1g of total sugar per serving.
Summary Table – 12 No Added Sugar Salsa Sauces
Below is a summary table of 12 different no added sugar salsa sauce brands available online and at grocery stores. For each brand, I list the total sugar content per serving. All of these salsas are free of added sugar but most do contain at least some naturally occurring sugar from the tomatoes
|Added Sugar Free Salsas||Total Sugar Content Per Serving|
|PickleSmash Pickle Salsa||0g|
|365 by Whole Foods Market Mild Thick Salsa||<1g|
|Fody Foods Medium Salsa||<1g|
|Frontera Gourmet Roasted Medium Tomato Salsa||<1g|
|Dennis’ Gourmet All-Natural Fiery Red Salsa||1g|
|Muir Glen Organic Garlic Cilantro Salsa||1g|
|Mrs. Renfros Roasted Salsa||1g|
|Tenayo Gourmet Salsa Mild||1g|
|Herdez Mild Salsa Verde||1g|
|Jalapa Jar Mild Original Salsa||1g|
|Pace Thick and Chunky Hot Salsa||2g|
|Tostitos Medium Chunky Salsa||2g|
Sugar In Salsa F&Q
Which Salsa has the Least Amount of Sugar?
The following salsas are some of the lowest total sugar salsas out there:
- PickleSmash Pickle Salsa
- 365 by Whole Foods Market Mild Thick Salsa
- Fody Foods Medium Salsa
- Frontera Gourmet Roasted Medium Tomato Salsa
Is There Added Sugar in Salsa?
Some salsas do contain added sugar, although there are many brands that do not contain any added sugar.
Why Does Salsa Contain Sugar?
Some salsas contain sugar to counterbalance the bitterness of tomatoes.
Does Salsa Contain a Lot of Sugar?
Many salsa brands contain no added sugar and as little as <1g-2g of total sugar per serving.
Does Pace Picante Contain Sugar?
Pace Picante does not contain added sugar.
Does Tostitos Salsa Contain Sugar?
Tostitos salsa does not contain added sugar and contains 2g of total sugar per serving.
12 Added Sugar Free Salsas You Need to Dip In – The Final Bite
Added sugar free salsas you need to dip in. What have we learned from the above? Well, when it comes to salsa the good news is that a lot of the main brands are not too high in sugar. For example, Tostitos salsa contains 2g of sugar per serving, and Whole Foods’ own brand Salsa has <1g of sugar per serving. However, just remember it is very easy to eat that whole jar of salsa in one sitting so just because it isn’t high in sugar per serving eating a whole jar can result in a lot more sugar. If you love salsa and want to really watch your sugar intake then pick any of the first four entries on my list which all contain <1g of sugar per serving.
Ingredients and/or manufacturing processes may change. Always double-check ingredient lists and nutritional information before purchasing any food items.
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