New in the Market: Spoonful of Comfort Chicken Soup

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on August 29, 2011 · 0 comments

We love to try new foods. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think.

Chicken soup is often referred to as “Jewish penicillin.” It has a long history as a cold remedy, and mothers and grandmothers push it on kids when they are sick. Maimonides recommended it for respiratory conditions in the 12th century. In fact, a research paper published in the journal Chest, presented evidence that eating chicken soup while you have a cold has a mild anti-inflammatory effect and helps to reduce symptoms. Another study published in Psychological Science noted chicken soup as a comfort food that helps to fight loneliness.

Getting a beautifully wrapped half gallon jar of fresh chicken noodle soup could do a lot to lift the spirits of a friend who is feeling ill, a new mother with little time to cook, a young couple who have moved to a new home, or a college student studying for exams. Spoonful of Comfort is a new company that produces old fashioned chicken soup that can be shipped anywhere in the US. Just heat and serve. The soup order can be enhanced with the addition of a ladle, apron, rolls and cookies.

The soup does taste homemade, with large chunks of fresh chicken. The wide egg noodles have a firm and chewy texture, unlike the limp and soggy noodles often found in canned soup. A 1-cup serving has 80 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 20 milligrams of cholesterol, 6 grams of protein, 11 grams of carb, 1 gram of fiber and 570 milligrams of sodium. The carrots in the soup add 30% (1500 milligrams) of your daily vitamin A.

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