Package soup vs homemade soup ……what is really a Healthy Choice?
A bowl of piping hot soup is one of the favourite choices to keep you warm in winter. There are a variety of ready to prepare soups available in the market today. As I see all the flavours/types of these packaged soups, I wonder – whether it is health or just taste… Let us dig into the health part of this soup bowl…
A look at its….. label states – corn flour, refined wheat flour (maida!), dehydrated vegetables or chicken shreds, vegetable fat, salt, sugar, glucose syrup, spices & condiments, (some varieties also contain certain vegetable powder, soy sauce powder, yeast extracts and milk in some form), as well as emulsifiers, acidity regulators, flavour enhancers, and thickeners.
Now compare it with the ingredients we all use in the homemade soups… The homemade soups contains fresh veggies or chicken, spices and condiments of your choice, salt, sugar, a little maida or whole wheat flour or corn flour or potato starch, and lots of water or veg broth or chicken broth. The list will be much shorter (than the commercial soups), but surprisingly, the taste would be yummier!
Have you ever given a thought to how much nutrition you will get from those dried vegetables? The process of dehydrating can significantly reduce vitamin A and C, as well as certain B complex vitamins. Lesser the processing done on a food, the better it is for nutritive value.
Do you think it is worth the price?
Be intelligent just don’t go by what is shown take efforts to read the label right!!!