Wrong Nutrition on Minestrone Soup

A can of store brand minestrone soup shows 0% vitamin A and 15% vitamin C. The first ingredient listed (after water) is carrots.


This is a good example of nutrition labeling not being reviewed by someone with knowledge of nutrition. Carrots are high in vitamin A, so this soup (assuming the ingredient list is correct, with items listed in descending order of predominance) most likely provides at least 10% of the Daily Value (DV) for vitamin A. And since the soup has been cooked prior to canning, most, if not all, of the vitamin C would be destroyed. We’re betting that someone flipped the data for vitamin A and vitamin C! As always, don’t assume nutrition values are correct.

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