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How much sodium is in those quick-cook noodles?

Quick-cook noodles are cheap, quick and tasty, and are often used as a snack, but many are high in sodium.

We have compared the sodium content in a serve of noodles to 2300mg, which is the recommended daily upper limit for adults. The recommended daily upper limit is less than this for children under 14 years old. Note that serve sizes vary.

Tip: Leaving out the flavour sachet will reduce the sodium content. Add some fresh herbs instead!

(Products list in order from best to worst.)

Exotic Food Rice Noodle

8mg sodium per 80g serve, dry weight
= 0% daily sodium

Trident Authentic Hokkien Noodles

142mg sodium per 200g serve, prepared
= 6% of daily sodium

Pams Udon Noodles

250mg sodium per 200g serve, prepared
= 11% of daily sodium

Just Noodles Japanese Teriyaki

349mg sodium per 75g serve, dry weight
= 15% of daily sodium

High Mark Ribbon Cut Egg Noodles

581mg sodium per 70g serve, dry weight
= 25% of daily sodium

Hakubaku Organic Soba Noodles

802mg sodium per 90g serve, dry weight
= 35% of daily sodium

Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Chicken Flavour

935mg sodium per 72g serve, dry weight
= 41% of daily sodium

Ottogi Snack Ramen

1200mg sodium per 62g serve, dry weight
= 52% of daily sodium

Fantastic Noodles Oriental

1350mg sodium per 70g serve, dry weight
= 59% of daily sodium

Homebrand Oriental Flavoured Instant Noodles

1510mg sodium per 85g serve, dry weight
= 66% of daily sodium

Trident 2-Minute Hot & Spicy Flavour Noodles

1800mg sodium per 85g serve, dry weight
= 78% of daily sodium

Nongshim Kimchi Ramyun Noodle Soup

2300mg sodium per 120g serve, dry weight
= 100% of daily sodium