Soup, ramen noodle, any flavor, dry

Fun Facts

  1. It would only cost about $140 a year to eat ramen for every meal.
  2. Ramen wasn’t always dirt cheap. In fact, when it was introduced to Japanese supermarkets in 1958, “Chicken Ramen” (as invented and named by Momofuku Ando) was 6 times the cost of fresh udon noodles.
  3. Mr. Ando really outdid himself here. His parting gift to mankind was the “Space Ram,” a vacuum-packed ramen with smaller noodles and a thicker broth. Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi feasted upon these vac-packed instanoodles while aboard the Discovery space shuttle.
  4. A package of Nissin Top Ramen Chicken Flavor contains 1,820 mg of sodium. To put this in perspective, the FDA recommended daily limit is 2,300 mg.
  5. A recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that eating instant noodles just 2 or more times per week is associated with cardiometabolic syndrome, which increases your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and stroke.

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