Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of Mushroom

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Cream of mushroom soup is a simple type of soup where a basic roux is thinned with cream or milk and then mushrooms and/or mushroom broth are added. It is well known in North America as a common type of condensed canned soup (Wikipedia, nd).

Allergy Alert:

A small percentage of people experience allergic reactions from exposure to mushrooms and other fungi. Childhood mushroom allergies may fade within a few years, but allergies to mushroom or mold exposure that develop in adulthood usually continue. Symptoms can arise from eating mushrooms (Nancy Clarke, 2010).

Commons Uses:

Canned cream of mushroom soup has been described as “America’s béchamel”. In Minnesota, the ingredient is often called “Lutheran binder,” in reference to its thickening properties and its prominence in hot dish recipes, especially in Lutheran church cookbooks (Wikipedia, nd).

Amount Per 1 serving 1 cup (248 g)

Calories 96
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6 g 9%
Saturated fat 1.2 g 6%
Polyunsaturated fat 3.5 g
Monounsaturated fat 1.5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 843 mg 35%
Potassium 77 mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 8 g 2%
Dietary fiber 0.7 g 2%
Sugar 0.5 g
Protein 1.6 g 3%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 1%
Vitamin D 2% Vitamin B-6 0%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 1%

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Check out this cool cream of mushroom soup recipe.