In soups or in general cooking, beef broth is far from a rare ingredient. While the broth does add in flavor and moisture to a dish, there’s a whole lot more to love about it aside from those facts. We have plenty of homemade soups at SoLé SoupS® that utilize beef broth, and we want to get into a bit more about just why beef broth is such an asset to any recipe.
Beef broth packs in a ton of flavor while adding in very few calories, which helps to keep calorie counts low while the flavor of a dish or a soup is never compromised. On average, a cup of beef broth will contain right around 17 calories, which is the smallest of fractions of the average 2,000 calories per day diet. With beef broth, you’re able to ensure a delicious meal without worry of busting any calorie plan. In addition to a low-calorie count, beef broth also provides protein. While it’s not considered a high protein food, that same 17 calorie cup of broth will contain within it around 3 grams of healthy protein.
Protein isn’t the only essential nutrient you’ll find in a cup of beef broth or homemade soup made with beef broth. In addition to protein are potassium and niacin, two nutrients the body really craves. On average, a person will require between 14 and 16 milligrams of niacin per day and 4,700 milligrams of potassium per day. Within beef broth, one can expect to find around 2 milligrams of niacin and 130 milligrams of potassium per cup consumed.
It’s not just in nutrition you’ll find the benefits of beef broth, and it’s not just in flavor either. There is something uniquely warm, comforting, and soothing about sipping warm broth, and this is the exact feeling we try to capture in every single one of our homemade soups. When you choose a beef broth based item at SoLé SoupS®, you get the potassium, the protein, the low-calorie base, and the niacin, while also enjoying a true comfort food you can feel good about.