Instant noodles are dried precooked noodles fused with oil, usually eaten after being cooked or soaked in boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes. Instant noodles originate from instant versions of the Japanese dish ramen. Due to increasing health consciousness of the consumers, Nestle introduced an instant noodles made of whole wheat grain flour (known as "atta" in Hindi), called Atta Noodles. Other variant include instant rice noodles in various flavors also. Flavorings include mimic a basic curry, including onion, garlic, coriander, and a curry masala. Instant noodles are enjoying an increasing level of global popularity for a variety of reasons. They are cheap, convenient and quick and easy to prepare, and they can be packaged with a myriad of flavorings.
How to Select
The most popular brand is Maggi by Nestlé. Other famous brand is Top Ramen. A flavor packet is almost always included with a packet of instant noodles. The product may also be consumed raw from the packet, as the noodles are already cooked, usually by frying. Choose from the varieties available in the market. It is easily available in small as well as large packets, buy as desired. Also, they are made of different ingredients. Hence, make certain to read the label and then purchase. Read well the dates stamped - manufacturing as well as expiry.
· Instant noodles are really easy to cook; you can actually make a slightly more elaborate dish out of it by adding some ingredients which blend nicely with the springy texture of the instant noodles.
· Use bean sprouts, carrots and capsicum to give it a bit of crunch and fiber.
How to Store
To store noodles keep in a cool dry place in an airtight container. Use noodles before the expiry date gets over.
· Instant noodles are often criticized as being unhealthy or junk food.
· A single serving of instant noodles is high in carbohydrates but low in fiber, vitamins and minerals.
· Noodles are typically fried as part of the manufacturing process, resulting in high levels of saturated fat and/or Trans fat. Additionally, if served in an instant broth, it typically contains monosodium glutamate (MSG) as well as a high amount of sodium.
· Oxidized fat and oils are health hazard substances which induce neurotoxins and which make neurocells hypoactive