How To Choose The Best Red Curry Paste

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I love to use red curry paste in my cooking! Teaming it with coconut cream, fresh veggies and some fragrant herbs call for a serious taste sensation in minutes. These super simple recipes all use it…

1. Thai Red Chicken Curry

2. 10 Minute Healthy Fried Rice

3. Red Curry Coconut Chicken Thighs with Spinach

I have written this short blog post to help you choose which red curry paste to look for in the supermarkets. 

What to look for when comparing brands…

  • My criteria is that it should have 10 g carbs or less per 100 g

  • Compare brands and choose one with lowest amount of sugar per 100g. If there’s no added sugar at all – that’s the best! Sugar should also be pretty far down in the ingredients list. If it’s number one or two - it means there’s a lot of it in there as the ingredients are in descending order from most to least in the product! 

  • Make sure it has no added msg

  • If you are very sensitive to gluten, be sure to choose a gluten free one also – check to see a gluten free sign on the jar. 

(Top pick! ) Valcom Authentic Red Curry Paste

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Water, shallot, lemongrass, sunflower oil, galangal, garlic, salt, dried red chilli, shrimp paste, kaffir lime peel, modified tapioca starch, acidity regulator.

Carbs per 100g: 4 g


•    The fact that sugar is not listed on the ingredient list gets us off to a super start with this one!!

Thai Gourmet Red Curry Paste

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Red Chilli, Garlic, Galangal, Shallot, Lemon Grass, Salt, Water, Coriander, Kaffir Lime.

Carbs per 100 g: 6.8 g


•    Impressive ingredients list - nice and short with no added sugar. There is also no vegetable oil - which can be inflammatory, so the only oil in your meal will be the one you cook with (and this should be olive oil, coconut oil, ghee or organic butter).

Five Tastes – Red Curry Paste

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Water, shallot, garlic, lemongrass, sunflower oil, galangal, salt, chilli, sugar, kaffir lime peel, food acid.

 Carbs per 100 g: 9.5 g


  • Just made it under 10 g per 100 g.

There you go! Hopefully that speeds up your time at the supermarket and you can feel confident that you care choosing the best one for your health.

And definitely try the recipes listed at the top of this blog if you haven’t already - they are so insanely tasty and healthy, you’ll love them!

For plenty more recipes, tips and education to help you slim down without the hunger and guesswork, check out my 21 Day Spring Down Plan if you haven’t already too. And, get excited for the next ebook I am making! Due for release early January - this blog was actually written as I was contructing all of the info for this plan - I just couldn’t wait to share it!

Bec xx

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