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Vegetable stock

What is vegetable stock? About the ingredient vegetable stock. Including 594 recipes with vegetable stock, nutrition data, where it's found, and video.


Stock is a flavoured water preparation. It forms the basis of many dishes, particularly soups and sauces. Stock is made by simmering various ingredients in water.

Today, ready-made stock and stock cubes consisting of dried, compressed stock ingredients are readily available. These are commonly known as bouillon cubes in the US or oxo cubes, after a common brand of stock cube sold in Britain or cooking base.

Stock vs. Broth

Be further aware that in Britain, there is a distinct difference between Broth and Stock, very different to U.S. definitions.

A Stock is a thin liquid made by simmering raw ingredients until all the taste has been retrieved from them, finalized by sieving to get a result that is a liquid alone. This yields Beef Stock, Chicken Stock, Fish Stock.

Stock made from vegetables only is a Vegetable Stock.

Broth, on the other hand, is a soup in which there are solid pieces of meat or fish, along with some vegetables. The main difference being that the solid parts of the Broth are there to add flavour to the whole, the individual parts retaining their flavour.

Usually, a broth is made by using a stock as the base, then adding the required meat or fish and bringing the whole to a boil, with added vegetables.

Broth does not NEED to be made with stock, it can start as plain water.

Being a thin and watery soup, Broth is frequently made more substantial by adding e.g. rice, barley or pulses. Although strictly speaking a broth should contain some form of meat or fish, it is nowadays acceptable to refer to a Vegetable Broth, being a soup with just vegetables.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 fl oz (29g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 0Calories from Fat 0
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0.0
Protein 0.0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Vegetable stock is usually found in the canned goods section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Vegetable stock is a member of the Beverages USDA nutritional food group.

How much does vegetable stock weigh?

measure grams
1 fl oz 29
1 cup 237
1 ml 1

In Chinese:蔬菜汤
British (UK) term: Vegetable stock
en français:bouillon de légumes
en español:caldo de carne

Recipes using vegetable stock

There are 570 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Amazing Roasted Tomato Soup
Arroz a la Mexicana (Perfect Mexican Rice)
Asian Carrot Soup
Baked Pasta Florentine
Barley Mushroom Soup (Vegan)
Black Bean Sweet-Potato Chili
Blender Gazpacho
Bok Choy and Shitake Mushrooms
Cabbage Bean Soup
Carrot and Acorn Squash Soup
Carrot-Peanut Soup (Lacto Vegetarian)
Chavrie Quick Tomato Soup

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