Instant noodles

noodles sold in a precooked and dried block with flavoring

Instant noodles are a product used in cooking - a type of pre-cooked noodle. These noodles are cooked at the factory and packaged as dried noodles, often with a special powder that adds flavor to the noodles. The dish is prepared very quickly (usually 5 minutes or less), simply by putting the noodles together in hot water and then adding the powder. A kind of noodle soup is then ready to eat. Unlike most foods they can be safely stored for a long time.

South Korean Instant noodles

Instant noodles are very popular in Asia, and among many students and poorer people, because they are very cheap to produce and to buy. In the United States, a package of instant noodles sometimes costs only ten cents. They are the main currency of the informal economy in US prisons.

In 2022, according to the World Instant Noodles Association 121 billion servings were sold. If they were laid out in a line it would be 6.2 billion kilometres long.[1]

Instant noodles are a highly processed food. They are high in carbohydrates and food additives, but low on essential elements such as fiber, vitamins and minerals. [2]

There are many companies who manufacture Instant Noodles, some of them being:

References change

  1. Lewis, Leo (2024-03-14). "Oodles of noodles: how a global favourite became an economic red flag". Financial Times. Retrieved 2024-03-15.
  2. Stay Away from Instant Noodles to KeepHealthy Archived 26 December 2018 at the Wayback Machine