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Old 03-03-2011, 12:51 AM   #1
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My Love Affair is Over

My love affair with canned cream of mushroom soup, that is. I have always known there is a lot of sodium in canned soups, but it was just one of those things that I put up with, as I liked to cook with cream of mushroom soup. Well, last night I used cream of mushroom soup in my meal, as I have done for many years, and it was so salty that I just didn't enjoy my meal. That was the only salt in the meal, so I decided to take a look at the nutrition information on the side of the can. I knew it would be bad, but I didn't know HOW bad it would be. In one-half cup (straight from the can, not diluted) there are 880 mg of sodium, which is 37% of the daily value of sodium. YIKES! My blood pressure practically went up just reading the label!

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Old 03-03-2011, 01:06 AM   #2
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*tune of Smurfs* (with fingers in ears, &, eyes wide-shut) "La-la-la-lah-la-luh...-la-lah-la-la-luh"...Please, I beg of you...PLEASE don't make me have to "give up" my beloved cream of 'shroom soup!! *sniffles*...I know me VERY WELL, &, I think that "me" is also goiing to NOW give a "peek" at the label...*sobs* :(
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:07 AM   #3
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My love affair with canned cream of mushroom soup, that is. I have always known there is a lot of sodium in canned soups, but it was just one of those things that I put up with, as I liked to cook with cream of mushroom soup. Well, last night I used cream of mushroom soup in my meal, as I have done for many years, and it was so salty that I just didn't enjoy my meal. That was the only salt in the meal, so I decided to take a look at the nutrition information on the side of the can. I knew it would be bad, but I didn't know HOW bad it would be. In one-half cup (straight from the can, not diluted) there are 880 mg of sodium, which is 37% of the daily value of sodium. YIKES! My blood pressure practically went up just reading the label!
My sodium limit is 1000mg/day...I have to be very careful! Watching the sodium in the chocolate...yikes!
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:08 AM   #4
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*tune of Smurfs* (with fingers in ears, &, eyes wide-shut) "La-la-la-lah-la-luh...-la-lah-la-luh"...Please, I beg of you...PLEASE don't make me have to "give up" my beloved cream of 'shroom soup!! *sniffles*...I know me VERY WELL, &, I think that "me" is also goiing to NOW give a "peek" at the label...*sobs* :(
Believe me, it's a shocker!
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:15 AM   #5
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Believe me, it's a shocker!
True enough Barb, I sure do "trust" you, but...*sniffles*....WHY OH WHY did you HAVE to check that label???? I was quite content being ignorant. Now, though, its not going to be an option!! I grew up on the stuff! Love it dearly too! But, like you, BP is also something that needs "watched"....my poor, poor little soup that I have used for YEARS on end, must now be "evaluated"....*shucks - kicks foot*
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:55 AM   #6
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Interesting that you mention this tonight Barb, as my DH used a can on the pork chops tonight and I found them very salty. I admit that I really never thought the sodium would be that high in a can of soup. Oh dear me!

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Old 03-03-2011, 05:03 AM   #7
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Horrors! Now we'll have to create a replacement.

I'm thinking an extra thick white sauce as the base?

What do you think?

I suppose this means all the rest of the cream of soups are just as doomed.

Need more coffee!
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:18 AM   #8
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Watching your sodium intake has about 1% to do with what comes out of your salt shaker. It's the other 99% that comes out of a can / box / bag / jar / drive-through / takeout container that needs to be monitored closely.
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Campbell's makes a sodium reduced line of canned soups. I've never read the actual numbers, but I've seen the cans....
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Barbara, do you think they have raised the sodium level, or are you developing a sensitive taste towards it?
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