How Many Calories in Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soup is a dish of Italian origin which is made from vegetables. It is a thick soup with few of the common ingredients such as beans, onions, celery, carrots, tomatoes and stock. The soup has no definitive or fixed recipe and hence is prepared from the vegetables of the season. Thus the calorie content varies depending on the ingredients. Given below is the calorie count for the soup in general and also for the Campbell’s minestrone soup.

Calories in Minestrone Soup

Being assigned a B grade, total amount of calories in one serving (i.e. 1 cup/ 8 fl oz/ 241g) of soup is 82, of which 23 calories come from fat. The total amount of fat in one serving is 2.5 g which can be divided into 0.6 g of saturated fat, 1.1 g of polyunsaturated fats and 0.7 g of monounsaturated fats. The cholesterol contained is 2 mg, while the amount of sodium is 911 mg. It contains a total of 4.3 g of proteins and 11.2 g of carbohydrates (1.0 g of dietary fibres). The positive points about this soup are that it contains calcium, iron, vitamin C, has no sugar, is low in cholesterol, high in potassium, high in magnesium and very high in vitamin A. One bad point of the soup is that it is very high in sodium.

The minestrone soup manufactured by Campbell is graded an A-. One serving (i.e. ½ cup or 122.0 g) of the Campbell’s minestrone soup contains 82 calories with 4 calories coming from fat. The total amount of fat is 0.5g. The sodium content is 460mg, 3.0g of proteins and 15g of carbohydrates with 3.0g of dietary fibres. Besides having calcium and iron the other positive points include no saturated fat, no cholesterol, high dietary fibres, high potassium and very high vitamin A. The negatives include high amounts of sugar and sodium.