Frequently Asked Questions

Is Martina's Hot Sauce shelf stable?

Not exactly... We are NOT your standard grocery store hot sauce. Our ingredients are never pasteurized in order to ensure that you reap the full health benefits of our sauce. It is also raw and fermented, so refrigeration is required even before opening the bottle.

Is it OK to leave Martina's out overnight?

It sure is... we all forget to put things away sometimes, so no worries. Thankfully, fermented foods are on our side. The first side effect of non-refrigerated fermented sauce is pressure build up in the bottle. You might notice a similar sound to opening a bottle of kombucha. Just put it back into the refrigerator before consuming. You'll know if you've left your sauce out for too long because mold will become visible like with most foods. At that point it's time to throw it away.

What's inside of Martina's Hot Sauce?

Martina's Original Hot Sauce (Mild): Organic Carrot Juice, Organic Mandarin Orange Juice, Organic Sweet Peppers, Organic Bell Peppers, Organic Habaneros, Organic Lime Juice, Organic Honey, Kosher Sea Salt, Organic Black Peppercorns.Aguachile (Hot): Organic Jalapenos, Organic Lime Juice, Organic Cilantro, Organic Madhava Light Blue Agave, Kosher Sea Salt, Organic Ginger, Organic Black Peppercorns, Organic Garlic.

What do you put Martina's Hot Sauce on?

EVERYTHING! It can be used on any food of your choice or added to recipes for an extra kick. Check out our recipe blog for yummy meal ideas.

How long is it good for?

For optimal flavor consume within 3 to 4 months. However, it can last longer if stored properly. Keeping your sauce refrigerated is the key to a lengthier shelf life.

What is fermentation, and is it good for me?

Fermentation comes from the Latin word fermentare, meaning "to leaven". Fermentation is a natural process through which microorganisms like yeast and bacteria convert carbs - such as starch and sugar - into alcohol or acids. Fermentation is an amazing natural tool that can help make food more digestible, nutritious and flavorful. The alcohol or acids act as a natural preservative and give fermented foods a distinct zest and tartness. Fermentation also promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria, know as probiotics. Probiotics have been shown to improve immune function as well as digestive and heart health. Therefore, adding fermented food to your diet may benefit your overall well-being.

Is Martina's Hot Sauce Vegan, Organic and GF?

Martina's Original Hot Sauce is raw, GF, Organic and non GMO. Martina's Aguachile is raw, Vegan, GF, Organic and non GMO.

Why Fermented Hot Sauce?

Because we all want to eat healthier as much as possible right? Well, our favorite condiments should now be considered as healthy foods too! There are great benefits from taking the extra steps to ferment our ingredients. Good bacteria is the result of fermentation and has been known to boost gut health, enhance immunity, support neurological function, promote healthy weight, and improve digestion. SO the real question is, why NOT fermented hot sauce?

Nutrition Facts

30 servings per container
Serving Size...............................1 tsp (5 mL)
Amount per serving
Total Fat 0g................................0%
Sodium 25mg...........................1%
Total Carbohydrate 0g........0%
Protein 0g