Hot And Sour Soup Nutrition & Calories - Complete data of all nutrients
Briefly, hot and sour soup is a low-calorie food consisting of 91% water and 9% nutrients.
One hundred grams of the soup contains 4.35g of carbs, 2.58g of proteins, and 1.21g of fats.
The soup contains some levels or all minerals and vitamins, each of them covering less than 15% of the daily need. Hot and sour soup is high only in sodium (876 mg), as one cup covers 38% of the daily need.
Table of contents
The main ingredients in the hot and sour soup are mushrooms, day lily buds, bamboo shoots, and firm tofu. The soup may contain carrots, peppers, ginger, eggs, and soy sauce. Sometimes it may be flavored with pork blood or contain pork meat.
As many recipes exist for hot and sour soup, this article will focus on the nutrition of the soup from a Chinese restaurant, the country where the soup originated.
The average serving size of hot and sour soup is one cup, weighing ~233g.
Hot and sour soup is a low-calorie food.
One hundred grams of the soup provides 39 calories; consequently, one cup or one serving provides 91 calories.
Compared to all foods in our database, hot and sour soup is in the top 10% of foods low in calories.
Hot and sour soup is not particularly rich in proteins, as one cup of it covers only 12% of the daily need.
A 100g serving of hot and sour soup contains 2.58g of proteins, and one serving of the soup contains 6g of proteins.
Hot and sour soup is relatively rich in amino acids lysine, leucine, and threonine and low in tryptophan and methionine.
Protein quality breakdown
Carbs are the predominant macronutrients in hot and sour soup.
A 100g hot and sour soup serving contains 4.35g of carbs, and one cup contains 10.1g of carbs.
As previously mentioned, 100g of hot and sour soup contains 4.35g of carbs, almost 90% (3.85g) being net carbs.
The hot and sour soup contains mainly starch, as well as insignificant levels of sucrose and glucose.
Carbohydrate type breakdown
The hot and sour soup contains 0.5g of dietary fiber per 100g serving, covering only 2% of the daily need.
Fiber content ratio for Hot and sour soup
Hot and sour soup is low in fats: 1.21g of fats per 100g and 2.82g of fats per one cup.
The soup contains both saturated and unsaturated fats, with a slightly higher level of unsaturated fats.
Fat type information
The hot and sour soup contains almost all vitamins but in low amounts. The soup is absent only in vitamin C.
Vitamin coverage chart
The hot and sour soup is not particularly rich in minerals either.
The hot and sour soup is relatively higher in sodium, as one serving of the soup covers 38% (0.876g) of the daily sodium need.
2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend to consume less than 2.3g of sodium per day (1). High sodium consumption increases blood pressure, increasing cardiovascular disease and stroke risks (2).
Mineral coverage chart
From recipe to recipe, ingredients vary. Here are some common ingredients and their nutritional values:
Chicken meat: Chicken meat is rich in proteins and fats (contains two times more unsaturated fats than saturated fats) and contains no carbs. Chicken meat is relatively richer in vitamins B3 and B6, selenium, phosphorus, and zinc.
Chili Pepper: Chili pepper is high in vitamin C, as one pepper (45g) covers 72% of the daily vitamin C need. Chili pepper is relatively richer in carbs, copper, iron, and vitamin B6.
Black Pepper: Black pepper is rich in carbs (from which 40% is dietary fiber), proteins, manganese, copper, iron, and vitamin K.
White pepper: White pepper is richer in proteins and carbs (from which 38% is dietary fiber), manganese, copper, iron, and vitamin C.
Soy sauce: Soy sauce is high in protein, manganese, phosphorus, and iron. Soy sauce is very high in sodium. One tbsp of soy sauce alone contains 878mg of sodium, covering 38% of the daily need.
Bamboo shoot: Bamboo shoot is relatively higher in vitamin B6, copper, and potassium.
Ginger: Ginger is not particularly rich in minerals and vitamins. It is best known for its health-promoting phytochemicals showing antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anticancer, and anti-diabetic effects (3).
Potential Renal Acid Load
Potential renal acid load or PRAL value measures how much acid or base is produced in the organism by the given food. The PRAL value of hot and sour soup is -0.8, making it acid-producing.
Comparison to Similar Foods
Hot and sour soup is often compared to egg drop soup and wonton soup. The soups have similar nutritional contents, with predominantly insignificant differences.
However, compared to egg drop soup, hot and sour soup is slightly higher in macronutrients, calories, calcium, iron, zinc, B complex vitamins, and vitamin E. In contrast, egg drop soup is slightly higher in vitamins A and C.
Compared to wonton soup, hot and sour soup is slightly richer in proteins and fats, calories, dietary fiber, minerals, and fat-soluble vitamins. In contrast, wonton soup is slightly richer in carbs and starch and lower in cholesterol.
To know more about their nutritional differences, you can visit our "Hot and sour soup vs. Wonton soup" and "Hot and sour soup vs. Egg drop soup" pages.
Important nutritional characteristics for Hot and sour soup
Mineral chart - relative view
Vitamin chart - relative view
All nutrients for Hot and sour soup per 100g
|Nutrient||Value||DV%||In TOP % of foods||Comparison|
|Calories||39kcal||2%||91%||1.2 times less than Orange|
|Protein||2.58g||6%||73%||1.1 times less than Broccoli|
|Fats||1.21g||2%||73%||27.5 times less than Cheese|
|Net carbs||3.85g||N/A||60%||14.1 times less than Chocolate|
|Carbs||4.35g||1%||62%||6.5 times less than Rice|
|Cholesterol||21mg||7%||43%||17.8 times less than Egg|
|Vitamin D||0.1µg||1%||60%||22 times less than Egg|
|Iron||0.64mg||8%||72%||4.1 times less than Beef|
|Calcium||19mg||2%||55%||6.6 times less than Milk|
|Potassium||55mg||2%||91%||2.7 times less than Cucumber|
|Magnesium||9mg||2%||85%||15.6 times less than Almond|
|Sugar||0.42g||N/A||71%||21.4 times less than Coca-Cola|
|Fiber||0.5g||2%||56%||4.8 times less than Orange|
|Copper||0.03mg||3%||90%||5.5 times less than Shiitake|
|Zinc||0.22mg||2%||83%||28.7 times less than Beef|
|Starch||2.43g||1%||95%||6.3 times less than Potato|
|Phosphorus||32mg||5%||83%||5.7 times less than Chicken meat|
|Sodium||376mg||16%||28%||1.3 times less than White Bread|
|Vitamin A||34IU||1%||53%||491.4 times less than Carrot|
|Vitamin A RAE||9µg||1%||52%|
|Vitamin E||0.39mg||3%||62%||3.7 times less than Kiwifruit|
|Vitamin B1||0.03mg||2%||84%||10.2 times less than Pea raw|
|Vitamin B2||0.03mg||2%||87%||4.2 times less than Avocado|
|Vitamin B3||0.51mg||3%||78%||18.9 times less than Turkey meat|
|Vitamin B5||0.23mg||5%||79%||5 times less than Sunflower seed|
|Vitamin B6||0.06mg||5%||74%||1.9 times less than Oat|
|Vitamin B12||0.1µg||4%||62%||7 times less than Pork|
|Vitamin K||1.1µg||1%||77%||92.4 times less than Broccoli|
|Folate||8µg||2%||68%||7.6 times less than Brussels sprout|
|Saturated Fat||0.23g||1%||76%||25.7 times less than Beef|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0.29g||N/A||76%||34 times less than Avocado|
|Polyunsaturated fat||0.31g||N/A||71%||151.7 times less than Walnut|
|Tryptophan||0.02mg||0%||93%||16.1 times less than Chicken meat|
|Threonine||0.11mg||0%||89%||6.5 times less than Beef|
|Isoleucine||0.08mg||0%||92%||11.4 times less than Salmon|
|Leucine||0.15mg||0%||91%||16.1 times less than Tuna|
|Lysine||153mg||7%||88%||338.5 times more than Tofu|
|Methionine||0.04mg||0%||90%||2.5 times less than Quinoa|
|Phenylalanine||0.09mg||0%||92%||7.9 times less than Egg|
|Valine||0.09mg||0%||92%||22.1 times less than Soybean raw|
|Histidine||0.06mg||0%||90%||12.9 times less than Turkey meat|
|Omega-3 - EPA||0g||N/A||100%||N/A|
|Omega-3 - DHA||0g||N/A||100%||N/A|
|Omega-3 - ALA||0.03g||N/A||92%||304.7 times less than Canola oil|
|Omega-3 - DPA||0g||N/A||100%||N/A|
|Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid||0g||N/A||100%|
|Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid||0g||N/A||100%|
|Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid||0g||N/A||100%|
|Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid||0g||N/A||100%|
|Omega-6 - Linoleic acid||0.27g||N/A||94%||45.1 times less than Almond|
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Hot and sour soup nutrition infographic
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