Traditional instant noodles are bad for your health and everyone’ knows this – but why is this the case exactly?
The instant noodles on most shelves today are known for notoriously high MSG content, and that’s usually where most people stop. But, did you know most of the instant noodles sold on shelves today are also deep-fried in oil?
This deep-frying process substantially increases the fat content of the noodle cake, while the high temperature associated with frying, essentially ‘burns’ away any beneficial nutrients in the noodle dough. This makes it very difficult to incorporate healthier ingredients.
Let's have a look at the typical nutritional information of other instant noodles. We averaged the nutritional information of four popular instant noodle brands available in Singapore. A typical noodle, take 100 grams for comparison, contains 471 kcal, 39% of which comes from fat, and most of the rest comes from carbohydrates.
Dietary fiber - which is crucial for a healthy diet - is almost absent due to the harsh frying process.
That’s a lot of empty calories!
After spending years working on our proprietary technology, WhatIF Foods eliminated the need for deep-frying. As a result, the fat content in WhatIF Noodles is low, in fact, it’s 64% lower than other popular instant noodle brands in saturated fat.
Without exposing our noodles to harsh temperature, we also managed to harness the excellent protein, fiber, and nutrient contents of the Bambara groundnut.
What you get in just 3 minutes is a quick and nourishing meal, packed with proteins and fibers.
Your tummy is not the only place these noods are good for. The main ingredient featured in our noods, the Bambara Groundnut, is a regenerative crop that has the ability to restore the degraded lands it’s grown with its nitrogen-fixing roots. Because of these BamNuts, we have also been blessed to be able to work closely with farming communities through outreach programs and exchange cultures and knowledge with one another.
WhatIF Noods are made this way!
Shop our WhatIF Bambara Groundnut Noodles right HERE.