Soup is being investigated as a potential solution to childhood asthma.
Scientists have modified a range of commercially available soups to boost vitamin E levels.
They hope pregnant women consuming the products will have babies with built-in protection against asthma.
Previous research has shown that women lacking vitamin E in their diet give birth to children who are more at risk of developing asthma by the age of five.
The team added natural ingredients containing the vitamin, such as sun-dried tomatoes, sunflower oil, beans and lentils, to canned soup.
A pilot study starts in the next month. The research is led by Professor Graham Devereux, from the University of Aberdeen.