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Are Noodles Healthy?

by Fabian Jackson

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From udon and soba to vermicelli, the world of noodles is an irresistibly moreish place, but are any of them actually healthy?

Noodles

Noodles in their many varied forms are an integral part of dishes all around the world, but their origins are deeply rooted in Asia cuisines. 

udon noodles

Are noodles healthy? 

Noodles themselves are pretty simple and generally made of only some type of flour and water. Whilst this might not give the most varied nutritional offering, they can be a great source of dietary fibre and carbohydrates. Its healthiness is then down to the sauces and accompaniments you choose to have with your noodles, with plenty of fresh vegetables and small amounts of salt or oil being the healthiest options.  

What type of noodles are healthy?

tofu and noodles in a pan

While ingredients might be limited there is still a spectrum when it comes to the healthiest choices. Anything fresh with simple ingredients will be preferable over heavily processed noodles.  

Hungry for noodles? 

Sorry about that, but we’ve got an easy remedy for you. Check out our favourite plant-based noodle recipes here – from our infamous Teriyaki Udon to vegan Pad Thai and Ramen.

rameen in a bowl

Send more plant-based questions our way in the comments section below.

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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