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Can I count 1 cup of veggie soup as a serving of vegetables? What about a 1/2 cup of tomato (spaghetti) sauce?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:38 PM on Jan. 20, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • yes and yes
    december911

    Answer by december911 at 4:39 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • You can, but it is heavily processed, and in no way resembles the nutritional value of fresh veggies.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 4:41 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • yes but it depends on the soup/sauce as to how much they are getting out of that serving. Home made or all natural is always going to be better quality nutritionally. Even if it is just you adding a some of your own fresh steamed veggies to the mix to give it a little boost!
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 4:46 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • agree with obbydobbie...it shouldn't be an every day thing, and check for the high fructose corn syrup. It's okay in moderation, but it isn't moderated when it's in soup, spaghetti sauce, probably your bread if you don't buy organic, juice, etc. It pretty much discounts the fact that there's a serving of veggies. Plus the processing, and reheating takes away from the nutritional value as well.
    DomoniqueWS

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 4:46 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • It depends on how many REAL veggitables make up that serving. Soup and Sauce have a lot of other ingredients that make up those things. They're not packed full of veggies, so you're not actually getting your full serving of veggies in that amount. Usually.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 5:42 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • IMO it depends on the brand and ingredient listing ... and salt/sugar content
    hibbingmom

    Answer by hibbingmom at 6:06 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

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