Nutritional Facts of Vegetable Stock ( Thai Cooking ), Calories in Vegetable Stock ( Thai Cooking )

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one cup Thai Vegetable Stock have?

One cup (200 ml) Thai Vegetable Stock gives 27 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 23 calories, proteins account for 2 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 1 calories. One cup Basic Vegetable Stock provides about 1.3 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Thai Vegetable Stock recipes makes 4.5 cups of 200 ml each.

27 calories for 1 cup of Vegetable Stock ( Thai Cooking ), Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrates 5.9g, Protein 0.6g, Fat 0.1g. Find how much fibre, iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, folic acid is present in Vegetable Stock ( Thai Cooking )

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Thai vegetable stock recipe | vegetable stock for Thai soups | Thai vegetable stock with lemon grass is a neutral yet flavourful liquid which makes the soups appetizing. Learn how to make Thai vegetable stock with lemon grass.

To make Thai vegetable stock, combine all the vegetables in a deep non-stick pan with 6 cups of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 15 to 20 minutes or till it reduces to about ¾th of its quantity. Strain it using a strainer. Keep the vegetable stock aside and discard the vegetables. Use the clear vegetable stock as required.

Vegetable stock is a flavourful liquid made by simmering water with some vegetables. It can be used as a base for different soups and sauces instead of water to give it a better flavour profile. Lemon grass is used along with other vegetables to prepare this Thai vegetable stock with lemon grass to give it a subtle Thai flavour.

We have used this Thai Vegetable Stock recipe in a soup recipe - Paneer, Vermicelli and Mushroom Vegetable Broth. While most people think of soups to make use of stock, it can also be used to make and aromatic stir-fried vegetables flavoured with lemon grass like Lemon Grass Spicy Vegetables.

The vegetables used to make vegetable stock for Thai soups have a wealth of water soluble nutrients that are released into the water and are retained by the stock. You can benefit from them, though in small quantities.

Tips for Thai vegetable stock. 1. You can roughly chop all the vegetables roughly and add them to boiling water. 2. If you don’t have carrots, you can use cabbage cubes, cauliflower, broccoli etc. Basically make use of crunchy veggies and not mushy veggies. 3. As an added dose of flavour, you can also add galangal to this Thai vegetable stock. 4. Remember to discard the veggies finally.

Is Thai Vegetable Stock healthy?

Yes, this is healthy.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

Lemongrass: Lemongrass is proven to be antibacterial and anti fungal. Sometimes, it is used as a mild insect repellent. Regular consumption of lemongrass helps in cleansing and detoxifying the liver, kidneys, digestive system, urinary tract and pancreas because of the presence of antioxidant quercetin in it. The same antioxidant can also help reduce the "bad" cholesterol from our body and improves blood circulation, thus exhibiting heart protecting benefits. Lemongrass also has some amounts of iron, vitamin C, phosphorus, calcium and potassium. It is also used to make ointment to improve skin texture by reducing acne, pimples and oil secretion. Thus it is a skin toner.  

Onions (pyaz, kanda) :  Raw onions are a very valuable source of vitamin C – the immune building vitamin. Along with other phytonutrients from onions, it helps to build WBC (white blood cells) which serves as a line of defence against illness. Yes, it’s a source of many antioxidants, the most important one amongst them being Quercetin. The quercetin in Onions promotes production of HDL (good cholesterol) and lowers total cholesterol in the body. The sulphur in onions act as a blood thinner and prevents blood clotting too. This in turn would lower blood pressure and good for heart diabetics. Read the benefits of onions

Carrots (gajjar) : Carrots have the nutrient Beta Carotene which is a form of Vitamin A, helps prevent deterioration of the eye as one gets older and prevents night blindness. Carrot is great for the eyes.They relieve constipation, lower blood pressure, have fibre and lower cholesterol. Read the 11 super benefiits of carrots and why to include in your daily diet.

Celery (Ajmoda) Celery helps reduce the total blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels, thus reducing the clogging of arteries and chances of stroke.  Diabetics too can include this vegetable to their diet as its high fiber contribute to maintain healthy levels of blood sugar levels.  Potassium and its active compound phthalides have shown positive effects in controlling blood pressure. See detailed benefits of celery

Can diabetics, heart patients and overweight individuals have Thai Vegetable Stock?

Yes, this recipe is good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. Note  that all the nutrients mentioned wont be available, since veggies are discarded... You will get some amount of water-soluble vitamins like Vitamin CThai vegetable stock – rich in water soluble vitamins. 

The discarded vegetable can be used to make recipes like tikki by adding other flavorings. 

Can healthy individuals have  Thai Vegetable Stock?

Yes, this is healthy. 


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Value per cup% Daily Values
Energy27 cal1%
Protein0.6 g1%
Carbohydrates5.9 g2%
Fiber1.7 g7%
Fat0.1 g0%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A705.8 mcg15%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.3 mg3%
Vitamin C3.3 mg8%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)10.8 mcg5%
Calcium60.9 mg10%
Iron1.1 mg5%
Magnesium9.9 mg3%
Phosphorus193.9 mg32%
Sodium21.9 mg1%
Potassium91.5 mg2%
Zinc0.2 mg2%
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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