Soup, bean and; ham, canned, reduced sodium, prepared with water or ready-to-serve

Fun Facts

  1. Ham and bean soup should, in the interest of accuracy, be called bean and ham soup. According to professional chef Dave Coffman, the recipe calls for lots of beans plus just enough ham to change the taste. The longer you let it simmer, says Coffman, the less ham you can get away with using. Different preparations have different nutrition profiles, so only a baseline can be used when providing nutritional value information.
  2. One cup, or 243 g, of ham and bean soup contains 8.5 g of fat. These fats are fairly evenly distributed between healthy unsaturated and harmful saturated fats. According to Dr. Mehmet Oz, author of “You: The Owner’s Manual,” the ratio of saturated to unsaturated fats is the most important factor in a food’s fat profile. At about even levels of each, ham and bean soup is neither particularly healthy nor unhealthy for your heart.
  3. A cup of ham and bean soup carries 27.9 g of carbohydrates. Eleven of these grams are dietary fiber, providing your body with 45 percent of the USDA recommended daily value. Dietary fiber, reports Oz, helps your body’s natural internal cleansing and contributes to healthy circulatory and digestive systems.

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