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# How to measure soup?

I just bought some soup and it says the serving size is 240 mL or 1 cup. I have a scale that measures in grams.

I know for water 1ml= 1gram but what about broccoli soup? I put my bowl on the scale, reset to zero and then added the soup until I got to 240 grams, is this accurate? The entire container was about 2 servings and I ate about half, just wanted to know for future references if the density of soups is the same as water, thanks!

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I don't have a clear answer for you; but I just measure out one cup or two cups...using the liquid measure as opposed to the weight measure.

Measuring soups in general is difficult because (in a two-cup can) they're assuming you're getting exactly half of the broth and exactly half of the foodstuffs, in equal proportions. I would probably just measure by the cup and hope you're getting an accurate measure.

Original Post by imia345:

I just bought some soup and it says the serving size is 240 mL or 1 cup. I have a scale that measures in grams.

I know for water 1ml= 1gram but what about broccoli soup? I put my bowl on the scale, reset to zero and then added the soup until I got to 240 grams, is this accurate? The entire container was about 2 servings and I ate about half, just wanted to know for future references if the density of soups is the same as water, thanks!

No, because soup does not weight the same as water. Well, the water in the soup will but the food part will probably be heavier.

The answer here is a measuring jug that is marked in ml but if you do not have one then a cup measure is the way to go, unless the soup can also gives the number of calories per weight of soup, as well as by volume..

Measure 240 g of water inside a bowl, since 1 mL of water=1 g. Since mL is a measure of volume, look at how much of the bowl is filled with 240g of water, and fill the same size with soup.

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