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I WANT A CUP OF HOT SOUP NOW PLEASE!
Soup has come along way. From the days of soup as a remedy for the common cold and making you feel better to soup that looks like a bowl of stew, so think and hearty to the traditional tomato soup from Campbell's. with a nice grill cheese sandwich. To this day I still wonder what makes this the perfect match.
BUT, did we know what goes into these canned soups, a lot of sodium, and other preservatives to increase shelf life? is there really nutritional value in these canned soups? For any item to be canned, the process of killing all bacteria is pasteurization.
Unless we make homemade soup would be the best alternative. Home fresh ingredients slowed cooked with all vitamins in the soup.
Back in the days when my grandma cooked homemade soup, she used the pork and beef bones and slowed simmered for quite awhile. never really understood as a kid what that was all about. What I found out years later that bones, along with marrow in the bones and have a good amount of collagen. Yes, collagen ingredients used in skin care products to moisturize your skin. Well, soup made from bones brings out the collagen. You'll notice it when you refrigerate the soup, its the gelatinous jello texture. This collagen in your soup is good for your joints in that it creates a natural lubricant when ingested.
Today, food manufacturers are introducing soups made with bone, selling soup bases mad with bone and like everything its a slow introduction process. Examples of slow introduction was Soy milk, cashew and almond milk, probiotic Greek yogurts etc...….
by Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocanmaryland.com