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Shop bought soup

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Lenny3, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Lenny3

    Lenny3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was in Sainsburys the other evening and thought I'd have a look at the fresh soups. I was amazed to find that Potato and Leek soup has less carbs in it than some of the other varieties. I discovered that the butternut squash soup does have some potatoes in it. But the Chicken doesn't. I don't really understand how the potato soup can be lower???

    I haven't included the make of the soup as I wasnt sure if I should.

    Butternut Squash & Bacon Soup 600g
    Nutrition
    per 100g per serving*
    Energy 170kJ/41Kcal 510kJ/123Kcal
    Protein 1.5g 4.5g
    Carbohydrate 4.8g 14.4g
    of which sugars 2.4g 7.2g
    Fat 1.5g 4.5g
    of which saturates 0.8g 2.4g
    Fibre 0.7g 2.1g
    Salt 0.5g 1.4g
    of which sodium 0.18g 0.54g

    Leek & Potato Soup 600g
    Nutrition
    per 100g per serving*
    Energy 151kJ/36kcal 453kJ/108kcal
    Protein 0.9g 2.7g
    Carbohydrate 4.2g 12.6g
    of which sugars 1.8g 5.4g
    Fat 1.5g 4.5g
    of which saturates 0.9g 2.7g
    Fibre 1.1g 3.3g
    Salt 0.5g 1.4g
    of which sodium 0.19g 0.57g

    Our Best Chicken Soup 600g
    Nutrition
    per 100g per serving*
    Energy 301kJ/72kcal 903kJ/216kcal
    Protein 3.5g 10.5g
    Carbohydrate 5.3g 15.9g
    of which sugars 1.7g 5.1g
    Fat 4.1g 12.3g
    of which saturates 1.5g 4.5g
    Fibre 0.4g 1.2g
    Salt 0.7g 2.0g
    of which sodium 0.26g 0.78g
     
  2. spaglemon

    spaglemon · Active Member

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    does seem a bit strange that, better to make your own anyway i think, the only tinned soup i used to eat was tomato


    cheers
     
  3. hanadr

    hanadr · Expert

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    commercial Soups often have added sugar. Soup is so easy to make and in home made, you control the ingredients
    Hana
     
  4. Patch

    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You said it, hanna!

    Soup is easy (and, call me sad...) fun to make. VERY theraputic meticulously cutting all that veg into same sized pieces - then blitzing 'em all up into a nice smooth soup! :lol:
     
  5. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Nothing beats homemade soup :thumbup:
     
  6. Lenny3

    Lenny3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have been making some soups. Just wondered what the shop bought ones were like.

    My favourite that Ive made has to be the Hungarian mushroom soup I found on here. I have tried leek and cauliflower, not too impressed. Also I made cabbage soup from here, again not bad. I may try a butternut squash one this weekend.
     
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