The Calories in Beef Barley Soup and Vegetable Barley Soup

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Barley is a grain that has long been used for food, livestock feed, and beer and whiskey production. Using barley as a soup base is a smart idea and makes for a low-fat, fiber-rich source of protein.


Whether you mix in beef or vegetables, barley soup is an excellent addition to your diet thanks to its nutrient content. Serve barley soup with whole-grain bread or a mixed salad for lunch or pair it with a turkey sandwich for dinner.

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Calories in Beef Barley Soup

There are 99 calories in beef barley soup per 1-cup serving, according to the USDA. Vegetable barley soup's calories mostly come from carbs and protein. A 1-cup serving also contains:


  • 1.5 g total fat
    • 0.5 g saturated fat
  • 939.9 mg sodium
  • 13 g carbs
    • 1.9 g fiber
    • 2 g sugar
  • 9 g protein

Calories in Vegetable Barley Soup

There are 91 calories in vegetable barley soup per 1-cup serving. Vegetable barley soup's calories mostly come from carbs. A 1-cup serving also contains:

  • 1.5 g total fat
    • 0 g saturated fat
  • 610.1 mg sodium
  • 15 g carbs
    • 2 g fiber
    • 3 g sugar
  • 2 g protein



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