Nutritional Facts of Hot and Sour Soup ( Chinese Recipe ), Calories in Hot and Sour Soup ( Chinese Recipe )

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How many calories does one serving of Hot and Sour Soup have?

One serving of Hot and Sour Soup gives 142 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 61 calories, proteins account for 10 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 73 calories.  One serving of Hot and Sour Soup provides about 7 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Hot and Sour Soup recipeThis is one item you cannot miss on the menu card of any Chinese restaurant. In fact, it has become so popular that it is there on almost all restaurant menus and that of buffets and party spreads as well. The famous Hot and Sour Soup is a tongue-tickling combination of sautéed vegetables, in a base of vegetable stock flavoured with Oriental sauces. The interplay of flavours and the exciting intervention of crunchy vegetables makes this soup a blockbuster hit.

Is Hot and Sour Soup healthy?

This is not the most healthiest soup.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

Mixed Vegetables : Mixed vegetables  get the benefits of lots of nutrients as you are using cauliflowercarrotscabbagefrench beans and green peas. Cauliflower is extremely low in carbs and therefore does not raise blood glucose levels.  Rich in Antioxidant and read here for detailed benefits of cauliflower. Cabbage is low in cal, relieves constipation, good for diabetics and see here all benefits of cabbage.  Green peas are good for weight loss, good source of vegetarian protein, has insoluble fibre to relieve constipation. Is green peas good for diabetics and see full benefits of green peas

Vegetable Stock : You will get some amount of water-soluble vitamins like Vitamin C and B vitamins though. The stock is also very low in calories. 

What's the problem?

Cornflour ( Cornstarch) ProsCornflour is easy to digest because of the presence of insoluble fiber, thus benefits the gut. It’s gluten-free and can be consumed by those who cannot afford to stock wheat. Cons. Cornflour is full of calories and carbs like refined sugar, thus a barrier to weight reduction. Those on weight loss diet must definitely not reach out for it. The high crabs makes it a No-No for a diabetic meal and restricted for heart patients. Read for more details is cornflour healthy

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Hot and Sour Soup ?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. Cornflour is full of calories and carbs like refined sugar, thus a barrier to weight reduction. Those on weight loss diet must definitely not reach out for it. The high crabs makes it a No-No for a diabetic meal and restricted for heart patients.

Which are healthy soup options?

We suggest you opt for healthy soups like spinach paneer and dal soup recipebroccoli broth reciperajma soupminty vegetable and oats souphealthy indian tomato soup or moong soup

Spinach, Paneer and Dal Soup

Spinach, Paneer and Dal Soup

Can healthy individuals have Hot and Sour Soup?

Not suggested. If you want to remain healthy then eat healthy. Say no to cornflour in all your soups and if yougo out for dinner, ask them for soups without cornflour. Slow steps to a helathier you.

Hot and Sour Soup is high in

1. Vitamin C :  Vitamin C is a great defence against coughs and colds.

2. Phosphorous Phosphorous works closely with calcium to build bones. 

3. Vitamin B1 : Vitamin B1 protects nerves, helps in carbohydrate metabolism, prevents heart diseases and helps produce red blood cells. 

4. Folic Acid : Folic acid is an essential vitamin required throughout pregnancy.

Note : a recipe is deemed high in a Vitamin or mineral if it meets 20% and above the recommended daily allowance based on a 2,000 calorie diet

How to burn 142 calories that come from Hot and Sour Soup?

Walking (6 kmph) = 43 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 14 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 19 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 24 mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.

Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy142 cal7%
Protein2.4 g4%
Carbohydrates15.2 g5%
Fiber3.7 g15%
Fat8.1 g12%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A683.9 mcg14%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.2 mg20%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)1.6 mg13%
Vitamin C39.3 mg98%
Vitamin E
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)49.4 mcg25%
MINERALS
Calcium68.1 mg11%
Iron1.9 mg9%
Magnesium28.2 mg8%
Phosphorus187 mg31%
Sodium189.2 mg10%
Potassium154.3 mg3%
Zinc0.5 mg5%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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