A bowl of piping hot soup is one of the favorite choices to keep you warm in winter. There is a variety of ready-to-prepare soups available in the market today. One of those kinds comes from Unilever, a name which can be seen in the majority of the kitchens... Knorr Soup! As I see all the flavors/types of Knorr soups, I wonder - is knorr soup healthy? Or just about taste...
Let us dig into the health part of this soup bowl…
Knorr Soups Ingredients:
- Contains- corn flour,
- Refined wheat flour (maida)
- Dehydrated vegetables or chicken shreds
- Vegetable fat
- Glucose syrup
- Spices & condiments
- Some varieties also contain certain vegetable powder, soy sauce powder, yeast extracts, and milk in some form
- Emulsifiers, acidity regulators, flavor enhancers, and thickeners.
Homemade Soups Ingredients:
Contains- fresh veggies or chicken, spices and condiments of your choice, salt, sugar, a little maida or whole wheat flour or cornflour 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!
Knorr Soups Added Preservatives:
Commercial soups say "100% Real Vegetables and Chicken, No added MSG, No Added Preservatives" on their packets.
Homemade Soup Added Preservatives:
Homemade soup will say much more... It will not only say "100% Real and Fresh Vegetables and Chicken" but also, "No added emulsifiers, No added flavor enhancers, No added acidity regulators".
|Nutritional Information Per 100g Knorr Soup Product|
|Dietary Fiber||4 g|
|Saturated Fat||3.1 g|
|Trans Fat||0.05 g|
How much nutrition do you get from those dried vegetables? The process of dehydrating can significantly reduce the knorr nutritional content. The nutrients which are mainly affected during this process are vitamin A and vitamin C, as well as certain B complex vitamins.
Contain fresh vegetables and no added preservatives or acidity regulators. As these soups required no commercial processing, therefore, the nutrient loss is minimal as compared to the commercial soups. Hence, homemade soups are healthier than commercial ones.
Different Flavors of Knorr Soups Available
Knorr soups are available in 18 different flavors but the most consumed ones are-
|Knorr Soup Flavor||Net Weight||MRP|
|Classic Tomato Soup||53 g||₹55|
|Classic Sweet Corn Veg Soup||5.4 g||₹55|
|Sweet Corn Chicken Soup||69.3 g||₹55|
|Classic Mixed Vegetable Soup||35.7 g||₹55|
|Chinese Hot and Sour Veg Soup||4 g||₹55|
|Classic Chicken Delite Soup||5.7 g||₹55|
|Saturated Fat||3.1 g||₹55|
Is Knorr Soup Good for Diabetics?
Sugar, dehydrated vegetables, anti cooking agent, thickener, flavor enhancer...You’ll be able to see all of these when you check out the ingredients of the soup which makes knorr soup clearly unhealthy for a diabetic person. There are carbohydrates (starch) in the soup which is again a warning signal. For diabetics here are some healthy options-
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Give Up on Knorr Soups If You Have a Poor Digestive System
Instant soups remain in the gut for a longer period of time which causes issues like bloating, gas, and even abdomen pain. It may not seem like good news for weight watchers. Regular intake of the soup might hinder weight loss goals as they contain starch which increases weight and hike sugar in the blood.
Does Knorr Soup Contain Ajinomoto?
There is no MSG/Ajinomoto content mentioned in the ingredients of Knorr soup.
AS WE ALL KNOW, THE LESSER THE PROCESSES DONE ON A FOOD, THE BETTER IT IS FOR HEALTH!
Knorr soups are a wonderful option to quench your delight and you don't really have to step your foot outside or visit any restaurant to enjoy them.
These kinds of packed foods can be chosen once in a while when cooking is not convenient. But to pick it up every time you go to a supermarket, will not be a good choice. If you want to get all the nutrients from the food which you consume so frequently, I would serve you a homemade soup with fresh vegetables!
Enjoy a fresh bowl of homemade soup every time you think of eating healthy this winter!
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