Flu Fighting Mustard Green and Sweet Potato Soup

185 mins (prep 5, cooking 180)
3 ingredients
6 servings
Another medicinal Chinese soup from Grace Young's The Wisdom Of The Chinese Kitchen.It is naturally high in Vitamin C and is used to fight colds and the flu.The sweet potatoes start to dissolve in the broth and sweeten it ;otherwise this is a really bland soup,though I find it's simplicity a bit refreshing if you are already sick.For medicinal purposes the tradition is that the soup be cooked a full 3 hours.It actually tastes better if you only cook it for about 1 hour though.You could add small bits of pork and a touch of salt to make it more flavourful.

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Serving Size (312.2 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 20.41 Calories from Fat 2.88
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.32g 2.93%
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0.23%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 24.58mg 6.15%
Total Carbohydrate 3.53g 7.06%
Dietary Fiber 2.42 g 58.06%
Sugars 1.0 g %
Protein 2.16g 25.95%
Vitamin A 2286.14IU% Vitamin C 52.92mg%
Calcium 94.04mg% Iron 1.24mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4