New in the Market: Dr. McDougall’s Organic, Vegan, Ready-to-Serve Soups

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on January 30, 2012 · 0 comments

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

Dr. McDougall’s has expanded its soup line with five new organic, vegan flavors–Lentil Vegetable, Tortilla, Lower Sodium Black Bean, Lower Sodium Vegetable, and Lower Sodium Tomato. All flavors are gluten free and packaged in paper-based, BPA-free packaging. The soups cannot be microwaved in the carton.

Lentil Vegetable — in a 1 cup serving there are 110 calories, 0.5 grams of fat, no cholesterol or saturated fat, 7 grams of protein, 20 grams of carb, 1 gram of sugar, 8 grams of fiber and 480 milligrams of sodium.

Tortilla — in a 1 cup serving there are 100 calories, 0.5 grams of fat, no cholesterol or saturated fat, 5 grams of protein, 20 grams of carb, 2 grams of sugar, 4 grams of fiber and 530 milligrams of sodium.

Lower Sodium Black Bean — in a 1 cup serving there are 150 calories, 1 gram of fat, no cholesterol or saturated fat, 8 grams of protein, 28 grams of carb, 3 grams of sugar, 6 grams of fiber and 290 milligrams of sodium.

Lower Sodium Vegetable — in a 1 cup serving there are 100 calories, 0.5 grams of fat, no cholesterol or saturated fat, 4 grams of protein, 20 grams of carb, 3 grams of sugar, 5 grams of fiber and 290 milligrams of sodium.

Lower Sodium Tomato — in a 1 cup serving there are 80 calories, no fat, cholesterol or saturated fat, 2 grams of protein, 18 grams of carb, 10 grams of sugar, 2 grams of fiber and 290 milligrams of sodium.

Appreciate that most of us will open and eat the entire carton of soup (a 2-cup serving) which means the nutrition values, and most particularly the sodium values, need to be doubled.

All of these soups have an excellent flavor, are a very good source of fiber (2 grams of fiber per serving is consider a good source) and plant based protein, and are lower in sodium than most other soup brands. If you do not see Dr. McDougall’s soups on the soup aisle of your local supermarket, check the natural/organic foods section of your grocery store.

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