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Fun Facts

  1. Egg drop soup is a classic Chinese dish containing chicken broth flavored with ginger and soy and thickened with cornstarch. To make the soup at home, pour beaten eggs into heated broth to produce light strings of cooked egg. Top the soup with chopped scallions.
  2. A 1-cup serving of egg drop soup contains 96 to 100 calories, making this soup a good choice for a warming snack or the first course to your meal. Egg drop soup contains up to 3 grams of fat per serving, and it may have 1 gram of saturated fat, depending on the brand or restaurant. As such, nearly 30 percent of calories in a serving of this soup derive from fat.
  3. Egg drop soup is relatively low in carbohydrates, with 3 grams of carbs per serving. As your daily meal plan should contain 225 to 325 grams of carbs, you can add a side of rice with a portion of steamed Chinese chicken and broccoli to your serving of soup. This also increases your protein intake. Egg drop soup provides 8 grams of protein and the National Institutes of Health advises that you consume 50 to 65 grams of protein each day.

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