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Noodle Soup Breakdown

Who hasn't had their share of instant noodle soups? They're quick, they're easy, and they're cheap.

With all that said, I probably don't need to tell you that most of them aren't the healthiest thing you could eat. Want to see how they compare? Then

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JessBear JessBear 9 years
I looooooove the Oriental flavor, since it's the only vegetarian option offered by Top Ramen. Or at least it WAS. I know for a fact it used to be vegetarian, because I read labels religiously, even when it's a product I know and trust. But last month I was casually looking at the label and I saw- oh no!- beef fat! I can't believe they went and added beef fat to a product that was perfect as is. But, oh well. It solved the to-Ramen-or-not-to-Ramen conundrum for me once and for all. Sigh. :-(
almostloli almostloli 9 years
i love instant noodles.. but they're so high in calories, nutrition-less, yet not filling enough! :( and the MSG contained in the seasonings... nooooooooooooo
mcreverie mcreverie 9 years
to avoid a lot of the sodium and fat, i don't use a lot of the flavor packets and oils they tell you to add....for me, a little bit of the flavoring will go a long way
Ikandy Ikandy 9 years
So not worth the calories and sodium...So wrong that theyre not honest about nutritional info.
c0rkie c0rkie 9 years
oh man,,, even without looking at the chart, i already know ALL IS BADDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD make a sandwich instead! or eat cereal :D the healthy kind. not fruit loops - they are not made of fruit! lol!
shimshona shimshona 9 years
I'm trying to find out what the nutritional value of the ramen noodles are I don't use the seasoning in them since they have a lot of MSG and that gives me migraines. If you can point me in the right direction I'll be very happy.
Jane26 Jane26 9 years
Good to know, since I'm now in college!
laura1867 laura1867 9 years
I've never tried simply aisia before, but I will now!
autumnxrain autumnxrain 9 years
Ayamari, you actually lost weight eating Ramen? I think I gained 5 lbs. eating Ramen...
workofiction workofiction 9 years
Does anyone know if/how much the nutritionals change when you boil, drain, and then flavor? I would assume I am taking out some of the calories but am not sure...
Ayamari Ayamari 9 years
I've lost 85 lbs only by eating ramen... (185 to 100) so it has been my favorite food ever.
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 9 years
WOW! I live off of these during midterms and finals week. Thanks for posting!
Schaianne Schaianne 9 years
LOL ... when hubby's company got bought out and put out of business by a world-wide conglomerate, we were really broke for like 4-5 months while he got a new job and we got back on our feet. We ate Ramen noodles 5X a week, I think, between lunches and dinners. It took me years to eat another packet of them and I still don't choose them first. Now I see that's a good thing.
Hollisterbabe01 Hollisterbabe01 9 years
i love the cup noodles they are the best i guess i have to start eating them in moderation! its a very sad time for me! lol
zoomusicgirl zoomusicgirl 9 years
instant ramen = bad homemade ramen = good!
kcreson kcreson 9 years
oh but they are soooo yummy!
loveli1 loveli1 10 years
Hahaha Top Ramen, thats the stuff you eat when your broke which I often am lol jk but I do eat it alot
darkpassion darkpassion 10 years
I like the Chicken flavored Ramen noodles. Its easy to cook and quick. And it contains one of the lowest calories on the list
PrissyLilBadAss PrissyLilBadAss 10 years
I do endulge in a nice cup-o-sodium on 2 occasions. 1) When I'm sick and just need some warm that goes down easily. 2) The morning after too much drinking :(
nurdburd13 nurdburd13 10 years
yakisoba is so yummy, but only homemade.
SoCalSugar SoCalSugar 10 years
I buy ramen, throw away the flavoring and cook the noodles in water and drain. I stir fry some tofu and veggies and use low sodium soy sauce on the noodles. It's still super cheap, yummy and much better for you!!
z0mbieFck z0mbieFck 10 years
i have a habit of eating top ramen as is, raw, my parents get on me for it lol
rainonme224 rainonme224 10 years
I ate so much of this in college, I rarely eat it anymore because i ate it so much then. That's probably why I gained my most weight while being in college.
kelsen kelsen 10 years
Yum, oodles of noodles -- aka chicken-flavor ramen. An old college habit I never kicked. I use a very small amount of the seasoning so it's probably not quite as ridiculous with the sodium, but still bad, I know...
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Ramen, Beef flavor
1 package (43g, 1.5 oz) 190 7g 790mg 25g 5g
Ramen, Chicken flavor
1 package (43g, 1.5 oz) 190 7g 790mg 26g 5g
Top Ramen, Chicken Vegetable
1 package (43g, 1.5 oz) 190 7g 830mg 26g 5g
Cup-o-noodles, chicken flavor
1 container (64g, 2.28 oz) 296 14g 1434mg 37g 5.6g
Simply Asia, Savory Onion
1 bowl (23 g, .82 oz) 70 g 210mg 11g 4.5g
Simply Asia Noodle Bowl, Shiitake Mushroom
1 bowl (173g, 6.2 oz) 268 2.8g 746mg 56g 5.2g
Thai Kitchen, Bangkok Curry
1 package (45g, 1.6 oz) 160 3g 940mg 34g 3g