Healthy and nutritious, soup is a liquid broth (clear or thick) that is rich in ingredients and flavors. Made in different styles in various cuisines, soup mainly refers to a combination of meat, seafood, vegetables, herbs, purees, lentils, flour, grains, rice, eggs, stock and spices cooked to perfection. Served hot as an appetizer or snack, it can also be enjoyed as a complete meal in itself.