Wonton soup is generally considered to be a healthy, low-calorie soup. Depending on the recipe, a cup of wonton soup contains roughly 180 calories, 7 grams of fat, 14 grams of carbohydrates and 14 grams of protein. Consult the nutritional information specific to the recipe for exact numbers.
Wonton soup is Chinese in origin and is used as a starter to a meal. It is based on chicken stock and often includes kosher salt, fresh ginger, scallions and dumplings called wontons. The wontons are typically made using chicken stock, cornstarch, scallions, ginger, ground pork, soy sauce, sesame oil, dry sherry and wonton wrappers. These wontons are cooked first, often by pan-frying, and then added to the soup stock.