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How to use collagen soup to make nutritious kids' meals

We see collagen in food a lot these days – in beverages, in ramen, and even in steamboat or hotpot. As collagen is the building block for hair, skin and bones, it is important to include collagen-rich foods in our diet to meet our nutritional needs. Fish, chicken, egg whites, berries, citrus fruits and bone broth are excellent food sources of collagen.  

For parents who want to make sure that their children are getting enough protein, using collagen broth in their meals is an easy and tasty way to amp up nutritional value. But if you do not have a pressure cooker or hours of time to spare boiling down kilograms of bones, you could turn to using a premium, ready-made broth as a clever shortcut.

Double boiled for eight hours, CHU Collagen® Premium Chicken Collagen Soup is a cut above other similar soup stocks on the market with its full-bodied, creamy and rich flavour. Free of trans fat, sugar, and no added preservatives, artificial flavouring, monosodium glutamate (MSG), preservatives, additives, and artificial flavourings, CHU Collagen® Premium Chicken Collagen Soup is as wholesome as homemade soup stock made from scratch.

Its ingredients are simply chicken, salt and ginger. There are 9.2 g of protein per 100 ml and 0.258 g of sodium per 100 ml, which makes it a high-protein and low-sodium food. According to the National Health Service (NHS) of the United Kingdom, food containing more than 0.6 g of sodium per 100 g is considered to be high in salt.

The same guide from the NHS site states that the maximum recommended amount of salt for babies and children is:
  • up to 12 months – less than 1 g of salt a day (less than 0.4 g sodium)
  • 1 to 3 years – 2 g of salt a day (0.8 g sodium)
  • 4 to 6 years – 3 g of salt a day (1.2 g sodium)
  • 7 to 10 years – 5 g of salt a day (2 g sodium)
  • 11 years and over – 6 g of salt a day (2.4g sodium)
As for what is the appropriate amount of protein, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recommends this:
  • Children ages four to nine need 19 g of protein each day. Those between ages 9 and 13 need 34 g.
  • For adolescents, ages 14 to 18, boys need 52 g and girls need 46 g.

This makes CHU Collagen® Premium Chicken Collagen Soup the perfect ingredient to use in the preparation of older kids’ and adolescents’ meals. You can use it wherever stock is called for in a recipe, such as with paella, soup, porridge or noodles. Here is an Asian recipe idea to inspire your next meal.