Borsch has long ceased to be just a national dish or variety of soup.
He is loved by people in different countries, but nowhere in the world will you find at least two housewives who would cook him exactly the same.
It seems that everyone uses almost the same ingredients, but the taste is still different.
But many people who watch the figure and carefully count the calories in each portion of the food eaten by them are forced to limit themselves and refuse a plate of a tasty, rich dish..
Do they do the right thing, is it really a lot of calories contains this dish?
Let’s try to understand and calculate the nutritional value of the most popular types of borscht – lean cooked in broth from different types of meat, cold and green.
Calorie meat soup cooked from various types of meat
For its preparation, you can use different types of meat.
Most often this dish is cooked with pork; the pork ribs broth is especially tasty and rich, its caloric content will be about 100 kcal per 100 grams of the finished dish.
In pork broth, the number of calories will be 40 kcal per 100 grams.
The calorie content of meat broth is about 52 kcal per 100 grams.
But since this dish contains many other ingredients, besides meat — potatoes, cabbage, beets, carrots — it’s necessary to calculate their nutritional value, not just the number of calories in the broth.
The most high-calorie vegetable that is included in its composition is potatoes, 100 grams of it contain 77 kcal..
Beetroot is in second place; when boiled, its nutritional value reaches 49 Kcal per 100 grams.
Then follow onions (41 kcal), carrots (39 kcal) and other vegetables..
We should not forget about the cabbage, the soup with fresh cabbage will contain 63 kcal per 100 grams.
Thus, taking into account the nutritional value of all the ingredients with meat, the caloric content of 100 grams of the finished dish can vary from 70 to 100 kcal, lovers of sour cream know that adding it to borscht increases the nutritional value of the finished dish by about 50 kcal.
However, the normal portion for an adult is not 100, but about 300 grams; accordingly, the number of calories must be multiplied by three, that is, the approximate number of calories in 1 plate will be 150 kcal.
This, however, the calculation of calories only for pork dishes.
But someone does not like pork, but someone is quite fatty pork broth is contraindicated for health reasons.
In such cases, it is cooked on other meat – for example, on beef, in this case its nutritional value will be 77 kcal..
Beef broth contains a large amount of collagen, therefore it is recommended to be eaten by people suffering from diseases of the joints..
The nutritional value of borscht in beef broth is noticeably lower than that of the same dish, but with pork, and is about 50 kcal per 100 grams.
If you cook the broth from the meat along with the peel, then its nutritional value will be about the same as in beef broth – 50 kcal per 100 grams.
And if the skin is pre-removed, then this figure will drop to 34 kcal, and the dish on this broth will turn out not only tasty, but also useful, light, beneficially affecting the work of the digestive system.
It is worth noting that borsch is generally a very healthy dish, and the calories included in its composition go to a “good cause”, normalizing the body’s work, rather than putting it off in the form of excess fat..
Lovers of red borscht are informed that the number of calories in it is about 100 kcal per 100 grams.
Lean or vegetarian borscht is cooked without adding meat, in vegetable broth, the number of calories in it is about 23 kcal per 100 grams of the finished dish with beans.
For satiety, many add beans to such a dish – although it contains vegetable protein, not animal protein, it is as good as meat in nutritional value.,
It turns out not only satisfying, but incredibly tasty.
The calorie content of such lean borsch without meat is 27-30 kcal per 100 grams, therefore, it is recommended not only to those who fast or follow a vegetarian lifestyle, but also to those who want to lose weight or follow a diet for some medical reason.
Also, its caloric content without beans, respectively, will be slightly lower, about 25 kcal..
Calorie content in green borscht
Green borscht is a great summer dish.
Preparing soup borsch with the addition of a large number of fresh herbs – sorrel, dill, parsley – as well as boiled eggs, sorrel borsch can contain only up to 12 kcal.
Most housewives cook this dish without adding tomato paste – it turns out not less tasty and appetizing dish..
Compared with other species, especially with meat, green borsch is quite low-calorie – only 37 kcal per 100 grams of the finished dish, respectively, a little more than 100 kcal per plate of 300 grams.
Cold borsch – low-calorie dish
Cold borsch can be called a “close relative” of okroshka: it is cooked with whey and kefir, and it includes boiled sausage, fresh cucumbers, greens.
See for yourself how you can quickly cook such a tasty and satisfying dish..
But, unlike okroshka, it necessarily includes beets – otherwise it would simply lose the right to wear the proud title of borscht..
Such a dish is very refreshing on a hot, hot summer day, while not having a bad effect on the figure..
This dish itself is a low-calorie food: its nutritional value is only 25 kcal per 100 grams..
But if you suddenly need to further reduce its caloric content, then in this case, kefir or whey in the composition of the dish can be replaced with ordinary boiled water: this option is also very tasty, and the caloric content of 100 grams of the finished dish is reduced to 25 kcal.
Thus, it turns out that borsch is very healthy, tasty, and at the same time relatively low-calorie dish..
So you can enjoy it, without risking to spoil the health or shape..
But, of course, remember that everything is good and useful in moderation..