Souper Soup Cold and Flu, in a dry mix form, was formulated to make it easy for cold flu sufferers to take care of themselves or others simply by boiling water. They are created in a Gulf Breeze commercial facility that is inspected and approved by the Florida Department of Agriculture.

 

After years of preparing the soup at home for my friends and relatives, I thought it was time to offer them to everyone, so I began by contacting health food stores in our local area.  Souper Soups are now available at about 50 health food stores in Florida, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.  The soups are vegan, gluten-free, MSG-free, and made with specially selected botanical herbs and spices.

 

The Cold and Flu Soup recipe evolved with input from friends and family. My Asian brother-in-law recommended adding fresh ginger root to help reduce fever and respiratory inflammation.  When my father was coming down with a cold, he would line up several lemons on the kitchen counter with a salt shaker, slice them in half and eat all of them for vitamin C.  My grandmother believed in eating a whole raw onion as a remedy — onions are really great for the immune system, and have a lot of potassium in them, which is great for dehydration.  Over the years, I learned of the benefits of various herbs; sage to soothe a sore throat, lemon balm for its antiseptic and toxin-removing properties, garlic and echinecea for immunity, so I added these herbs to my recipe.  As a vegetarian myself, I added a vegan chicken flavored broth powder and a little rice.

 

Last spring, I introduced a second soup, Souper Soup Cleanse, to the marketplace. Cleanse soup has 22 antioxidant spices such as turmeric, licorice root and green tea. Diuretic herbs such as parsley, dandelion, and cilantro flush out toxins.  A great support for detox and weight loss, Cleanse is also very flavorful and because of the quinoa grain, high in fiber.  All you have to do is boil water, add the mix and you have a full quart of cleansing soup.

 

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