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Best Bites have no more than 350 milligrams of sodium. Honorable Mentions can have up to 480 mg. Both have no more than 2 grams of bad fat (saturated plus trans, though there's no trans in most soups).

We used a 1 cup (8 oz.) serving for soups that come in a multi-serve can or package. For soups that come in a single-serve container, we used the entire cup, bowl, or pouch. That's why our numbers may not match what's on the label.

Within each section, soups are ranked from least to most sodium, then most to least fiber, then least to most calories.
 Saturated +
 Trans Fat
 Multi-Serve (1 cup-about 8 oz.) Calories (grams)

 Campbell's Low Sodium Cream of
 Mushroom 160 3
[check][check] Health Valley Organic No Salt
 Added (1) 100 0
[check][check] Campbell's Low Sodium, except
 Cream of Mushroom (1) 170 2
[check][check] Trader Joe's Low Fat Reduced
 Sodium Split Pea 150 0
[check][check] Pritikin (1) 90 0
[check][check] Amy's Organic Light in
 Sodium (1) 120 1
[check] Health Valley Organic Tomato 80 0
[check] Imagine Organic Creamy
 Portobello Mushroom 80 0
[check] Imagine Organic Sweet Potato 110 0
[check] Health Valley Fat Free (1) 100 0
[check] Trader Joe's Carrot Ginger 70 0
[check] Trader Joe's Sweet Potato
 Bisque 130 0
[check] Amy's Organic Low Fat Black
 Bean Vegetable 130 0
[check] Imagine Organic Creamy Tomato
 Basil 90 0
[check] Imagine Organic Creamy Sweet
 Corn 120 1
[check] Progresso 50% Less Sodium (1) 110 1
[check] Imagine Organic Creamy
 Butternut Squash 90 0
[check] Imagine Organic Creamy Broccoli 60 0
[check] Healthy Choice (1) 130 0
[check] Health Valley Organic Potato
 Leek 80 0
[check] Health Valley Rich & Hearty (1) 110 1
[check] Campbell's Healthy
 Request--Chunky, Condensed, or
 Select (1) 100 1
 Amy's Low Fat No Chicken Noodle 90 0
 Imagine Organic Creamy Potato
 Leek 110 0
 Progresso Vegetable Classics
 99% Fat Free (1) 130 1
 Health Valley Organic, except
 Potato Leek or Tomato (1) 100 0
 Campbell's Condensed 25% Less
 Sodium (1) 90 0
 Amy's Organic Fat Free (1) 80 0
 Amy's Organic Low Fat, except
 Black Bean Vegetable (1) 90 0
 Imagine Organic Creamy Tomato 80 0
 Pacific Natural Foods
 Organic (1) 80 1
 Lipton Recipe Secrets mix (1) 30 0
 Amy's Organic (1) 150 2
 Knorr mix, except Leek or Cream
 of Spinach (1) 40 0
 Imagine Organic Creamy Chicken 70 0
 Health Valley Seafood Clam
 Chowder (1) 100 1
 Lipton Noodle Soup mix (1) 70 0
 Imagine Crab or Lobster
 Bisque (2) 130 3
 Pacific Natural Foods (1) 110 2
 Campbell's Ready-to-Serve (1) 120 0
 Manischewitz, except
 Condensed (1) 110 0
 Campbell's Select Gold
 Label (1) 120 2
 Wyler's Mrs. Grass mix (1) 100 0
 Knorr mix--Leek or Cream of
 Spinach (2,3) 110 1
 Thai Kitchen Hot & Sour 40 0
 Thai Kitchen Coconut Ginger 190 12
 Campbell's Condensed (1) 80 1
 Campbell's Select (1) 120 1
 Manischewitz Condensed (1) 40 0
 Campbell's Chunky (1) 160 2
 Progresso Rich & Hearty or
 Traditional (1) 120 1
 Progresso Traditional Carb
 Monitor (1) 110 3
 Progresso Vegetable Classics,
 except Vegetable Classics 99%
 Fat Free (1) 120 1

 Single-Serve
 (1 container--1 to 1 2/3 cups)

[check][check] Tabatchnick No Salt (7.5
 oz.) (1F) 100 0
[check][check] Trader Joe's Low Fat Butternut
 Squash (12 oz.) (R) 190 0
[check][check] Tabatchnick--Cabbage, Cream of
 Mushroom, Minestrone, New
 England Potato, Old Fashioned
 Potato, Tomato Rice,
 Vegetable, Wild Rice, or
 Yankee Bean (75 oz.) (2F) 110 1
[check] Nile Spice Sweet Corn Chowder
 (8 oz.) 110 1
[check] Fantastic World Foods Split Pea
 (8 oz.) 140 0
[check] Tabatchnick--Barley Mushroom,
 Black Bean, Corn Chowder,
 Cream of Broccoli, Cream of
 Spinach, New York Style
 Chicken, Salmon Chowder,
 Seafood Chowder, Southwest
 Bean, or Split Pea (7.5
 oz.) (2F) 130 1
 Health Valley microwaveable
 bowls (14 oz.) (1) 200 0
 Nile Spice, except Sweet Corn
 Chowder (8 oz.) (1) 170 0
 Dr. McDougall's (12 oz.) (1) 230 0
 Fantastic World Foods, except
 Split Pea (8 oz.) (1) 140 1
 Healthy Choice microwaveable
 bowls (14 oz.) (1) 170 1
 The Spice Hunter (12 oz.) (1) 200 1
 Health Valley Organic
 microwaveable bowls
 (15 oz.) (1) 210 1
 Thai Kitchen Instant Rice
 Noodle (8 oz.) (1) 190 1
 Lipton Cup-a-Soup (8 oz.) (1) 60 0
 Manischewitz (10 oz.) (1) 90 0
 Campbell's Soup at Hand
 (10.8 oz.) (1) 120 1
 Nissin Cup Noodles (12 oz.) (1) 290 7
 Maruchan Instant Lunch
 (12 oz.) (1) 280 6
 Thai Kitchen Rice Noodle Bowl
 (12 oz.) (1) 230 0
 Campbell's microwaveable bowls
 (15.4 oz.) (1) 190 2
 Phillips Seafood Restaurants
 (15 oz.) (1F) 400 16
 Campbell's Chunky microwaveable
 bowls (15.3 oz.) (1) 310 4
 Progresso microwaveable bowls
 (15.3 oz.) (1) 180 1
 Maruchan Ramen (16 oz.) (1) 380 8
 Nissin Top Ramen (16 oz.) (1) 380 8
 Campbell's Select microwaveable
 bowls (15.3 oz.) (1) 200 1

 Sodium Fiber
 Multi-Serve (1 cup-about 8 oz.) (milligrams) (grams)

 Campbell's Low Sodium Cream of
 Mushroom 60 3
[check][check] Health Valley Organic No Salt
 Added (1) 70 4
[check][check] Campbell's Low Sodium, except
 Cream of Mushroom (1) 80 5
[check][check] Trader Joe's Low Fat Reduced
 Sodium Split Pea 250 4
[check][check] Pritikin (1) 290 4
[check][check] Amy's Organic Light in
 Sodium (1) 310 4
[check] Health Valley Organic Tomato 380 1
[check] Imagine Organic Creamy
 Portobello Mushroom 390 3
[check] Imagine Organic Sweet Potato 400 1
[check] Health Valley Fat Free (1) 410 6
[check] Trader Joe's Carrot Ginger 410 1
[check] Trader Joe's Sweet Potato
 Bisque 410 1
[check] Amy's Organic Low Fat Black
 Bean Vegetable 430 5
[check] Imagine Organic Creamy Tomato
 Basil 430 2
[check] Imagine Organic Creamy Sweet
 Corn 450 3
[check] Progresso 50% Less Sodium (1) 460 3
[check] Imagine Organic Creamy
 Butternut Squash 460 2
[check] Imagine Organic Creamy Broccoli 470 2
[check] Healthy Choice (1) 480 4
[check] Health Valley Organic Potato
 Leek 480 3
[check] Health Valley Rich & Hearty (1) 480 3
[check] Campbell's Healthy
 Request--Chunky, Condensed, or
 Select (1) 480 2
 Amy's Low Fat No Chicken Noodle 540 2
 Imagine Organic Creamy Potato
 Leek 550 3
 Progresso Vegetable Classics
 99% Fat Free (1) 570 4
 Health Valley Organic, except
 Potato Leek or Tomato (1) 600 4
 Campbell's Condensed 25% Less
 Sodium (1) 600 1
 Amy's Organic Fat Free (1) 610 3
 Amy's Organic Low Fat, except
 Black Bean Vegetable (1) 610 3
 Imagine Organic Creamy Tomato 620 2
 Pacific Natural Foods
 Organic (1) 630 2
 Lipton Recipe Secrets mix (1) 630 0
 Amy's Organic (1) 640 4
 Knorr mix, except Leek or Cream
 of Spinach (1) 680 1
 Imagine Organic Creamy Chicken 680 1
 Health Valley Seafood Clam
 Chowder (1) 680 1
 Lipton Noodle Soup mix (1) 690 0
 Imagine Crab or Lobster
 Bisque (2) 690 0
 Pacific Natural Foods (1) 730 2
 Campbell's Ready-to-Serve (1) 750 2
 Manischewitz, except
 Condensed (1) 770 3
 Campbell's Select Gold
 Label (1) 770 3
 Wyler's Mrs. Grass mix (1) 770 2
 Knorr mix--Leek or Cream of
 Spinach (2,3) 780 1
 Thai Kitchen Hot & Sour 800 2
 Thai Kitchen Coconut Ginger 800 1
 Campbell's Condensed (1) 850 2
 Campbell's Select (1) 860 3
 Manischewitz Condensed (1) 860 1
 Campbell's Chunky (1) 870 4
 Progresso Rich & Hearty or
 Traditional (1) 880 2
 Progresso Traditional Carb
 Monitor (1) 880 1
 Progresso Vegetable Classics,
 except Vegetable Classics 99%
 Fat Free (1) 920 3

 Single-Serve
 (1 container--1 to 1 2/3 cups)

[check][check] Tabatchnick No Salt (7.5
 oz.) (1F) 50 7
[check][check] Trader Joe's Low Fat Butternut
 Squash (12 oz.) (R) 150 1
[check][check] Tabatchnick--Cabbage, Cream of
 Mushroom, Minestrone, New
 England Potato, Old Fashioned
 Potato, Tomato Rice,
 Vegetable, Wild Rice, or
 Yankee Bean (75 oz.) (2F) 290 3
[check] Nile Spice Sweet Corn Chowder
 (8 oz.) 400 3
[check] Fantastic World Foods Split Pea
 (8 oz.) 410 5
[check] Tabatchnick--Barley Mushroom,
 Black Bean, Corn Chowder,
 Cream of Broccoli, Cream of
 Spinach, New York Style
 Chicken, Salmon Chowder,
 Seafood Chowder, Southwest
 Bean, or Split Pea (7.5
 oz.) (2F) 420 4
 Health Valley microwaveable
 bowls (14 oz.) (1) 500 6
 Nile Spice, except Sweet Corn
 Chowder (8 oz.) (1) 610 6
 Dr. McDougall's (12 oz.) (1) 690 7
 Fantastic World Foods, except
 Split Pea (8 oz.) (1) 720 4
 Healthy Choice microwaveable
 bowls (14 oz.) (1) 760 6
 The Spice Hunter (12 oz.) (1) 760 6
 Health Valley Organic
 microwaveable bowls
 (15 oz.) (1) 770 9
 Thai Kitchen Instant Rice
 Noodle (8 oz.) (1) 770 1
 Lipton Cup-a-Soup (8 oz.) (1) 800 0
 Manischewitz (10 oz.) (1) 900 1
 Campbell's Soup at Hand
 (10.8 oz.) (1) 910 3
 Nissin Cup Noodles (12 oz.) (1) 1,240 2
 Maruchan Instant Lunch
 (12 oz.) (1) 1,300 2
 Thai Kitchen Rice Noodle Bowl
 (12 oz.) (1) 1,550 2
 Campbell's microwaveable bowls
 (15.4 oz.) (1) 1,580 4
 Phillips Seafood Restaurants
 (15 oz.) (1F) 1,580 3
 Campbell's Chunky microwaveable
 bowls (15.3 oz.) (1) 1,590 8
 Progresso microwaveable bowls
 (15.3 oz.) (1) 1,620 4
 Maruchan Ramen (16 oz.) (1) 1,620 2
 Nissin Top Ramen (16 oz.) (1) 1,640 4
 Campbell's Select microwaveable
 bowls (15.3 oz.) (1) 1,690 5

[check][check] Best Bite.

[check] Honorable Mention.

(1) Average of all varieties.

(2) Average of the varieties listed.

(3) Prepared using 1% milk.

(F) Frozen.

(R) Refrigerated.

Daily Limits (for a 2,000-calorie diet): Sodium: 1,500 milligrams.
Saturated+Trans Fat: 20 grams. Fiber: at least 25 grams.

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