Noodles are a type of food made from unleavened dough, meaning that
they are made without yeast and other agents to ferment the dough.
Noodles are so interesting because they come in
various shapes, sizes and in a wide variety—from Chinese lamian
to Japanese udon to Italian pasta, there’s always a type of
noodle to suit your taste.
How are noodles made?
The most common ingredients used in making noodles are wheat and
rice. Other ingredients used to make noodles are buckwheat, millet,
potato and acorn.
As noodles come in various shape and sizes, the
processes of making noodles varies widely.
What are the nutritional values in noodles?
The answer to this question will depend on the primary ingredient
used to make the noodles.
According to Wikipedia, wheat is a kind of grain
that contains protein, carbohydrates, iron and dietary fiber, while
buckwheat is a kind of seed which contains magnesium and dietary
Rice, a type of grain, contains zinc, iron, potassium,
dietary fiber and vitamin B1.
Millet contains protein, B vitamins, calcium, iron,
potassium, magnesium and zinc and is gluten-free.
Potato, one of the most planted crops in the world,
contains lots of nutrition vital to the human body: carbohydrates,
protein, vitamin C and B6, magnesium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron
The acorn, also known as oak nut, contains carbohydrates,
protein, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and vitamins.
What are the potential health benefits
of eating noodles?
Generally speaking, noodles provide our bodies with carbohydrates,
which is an important source of energy to keep us going.