Red lentil soup is one of the very favorite Indian soups. Now don’t let the soup word give you the misconception that it is a healthy and hygienic dish which you can have when you are dieting or when you are living on a balanced diet. The red lentil soup is cooked with lot of spices which are fried in Ghee, a type of Indian Oil. Apart from that is generally served with Ghee on top of it as a kind if garnishing. Red lentil soup is a common eating item in many Indian households and it is delicious too but having it with too much ghee along with the protein content of the red lentil pulses used in it can make it a very heavy dish for your appetite. Therefore you should be fully aware about its nutrition content before you decide having it every day.
Now let us discuss the nutrient content of the red lentil soup. Taking the assumption that the serving amount is just one bowl the following facts have been provided.
- Calories: 360
- Carbs: 55 grams
- Fats: 6.8 grams
- Proteins: 22.1 grams
From the above readings it is pretty much visible that there are total 360 calories in just one bowl of red lentil soup. As for calories from fat it is simply nil or 0.
Coming to fat content it constitutes 10% of the total daily intake. Out of the total fat 0.5 grams is saturated fat which constitutes 3% of the daily intake and trans fat is 0 grams. Cholesterol is also 0 grams in red lentil soup but it is high in sodium content and contains 1030 grams of sodium which constitutes 43% of daily intake. Potassium is also 0 grams. The total carbs constitutes 18% of daily intake out of which 25 grams is dietary fiber and 7 grams is sugar.