Wonton soup is a tasty Chinese food staple made with pork dumplings. Whether you're having it out at a restaurant or making it at home, you'll want to know the wonton soup nutrition information: how many carbohydrates does it have and how many calories does it contain?
Wonton Soup Calories
According to Healthy Families BC, 854 grams of wonton noodle soup contains 430 calories. The amount of sodium in wonton soup? 2,510 milligrams. The carbs in wonton soup amounts to 62 grams. Wonton soup can be a viable source of protein — with 19 grams of protein — and good source of vitamins A and C. It contains 70 percent Daily Value (DV) of vitamin A and 120 percent vitamin C.
Wonton soup without noodles is slightly less caloric, says Healthy Families BC, with 260 calories per 728-gram serving. It has nearly the same amount of sodium: 2,500 milligrams, and 31 grams of carbohydrates. You'll find the same amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A.
Then there's vegetarian wonton soup, which is also lower in calories than regular wonton soup with noodles. For every 840 grams of vegetarian wonton soup, there are 320 calories. The amount of sodium drops to 1,210 milligrams, and the carbohydrate value is almost the same at 66 grams. You'll find 80 percent DV vitamin A and 140 percent vitamin C. Wonton soup also contains anywhere from 15 to 25 percent DV of iron.
Wonton Soup Recipes
A wonton soup recipe on the International Glutamate Information Service website calls for five pieces of chicken, ¼ pound of ground pork, one onion, two cloves of garlic, ½ teaspoon of black pepper, 2 tablespoons of garlic salt, 1 tablespoon of MSG (umami seasoning), 2 tablespoons of oil, wonton wrappers and one egg.
First sauté the garlic in the oil until light brown. Add the onion and ground pork, then cook for 15 minutes. Put ¼ teaspoon of cooked pork in the wonton wrapper and seal with egg whites. Meanwhile, boil the chicken in four quarts of water for 1 hour. Remove the bones once fully cooked. Drop the wontons into the broth, then add garlic salt, pepper and MSG. Wontons should cook for 30 minutes.
Another recipe on the website Cooking for Chemo, calls for more ingredients, such as bread crumbs and portobello mushrooms to make the pork mixture. It also calls for ginger and soy sauce in addition to onion, garlic and black pepper.
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Soup Food Safety
When serving and consuming wonton soup, it's important not only to know wonton soup nutrition, but soup food safety. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, soups can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three or four days and in the freezer for up to two or three months. Going past that time limit can cause spoilage and may make the soup dangerous to eat.
If you're not serving the wonton soup immediately after cooking, you'll need to use the proper equipment to keep it hot, says the Food Standards Agency. You can use a bain-marie or soup kettle for that. The soup must be kept above 63 degrees Celsius, or 145 degrees Fahrenheit. If soup has not been used within two hours and is not being heated, it should be thrown away.
The Food Standards Agency also advises making sure the food is steaming all the way through from when it is cooked, to when it is served. This will help to avoid bacterial growth, which can happen if food is not properly heated.