Soup, vegetable broth, ready to serve

Fun Facts

  1. Containing a variety of vegetables cooked together in a broth, vegetable soup is a classic dish. Vegetable soup recipes can be personalized with different vegetables, mixtures and seasonings that change the overall nutrition facts, but most vegetable soups contain vitamins and minerals along with a balance of carbohydrates, fat and protein.
  2. The total calories in vegetable soup will vary based on the ingredients, but most vegetable soups will contain about 50 to 100 calories per 1-cup serving. One serving of the Weight Watchers Zero Point Vegetable Soup, for example, contains 63 calories, with 73 percent coming from carbohydrates, 10 percent from fat and 17 percent from protein.
  3. Vegetable soup is a low glycemic food because the majority of the carbohydrates are complex. One serving of vegetable soup ranks as a 6 on the estimated glycemic load, a unit of measurement used to determine a food’s influence on the body’s blood sugar levels.

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