March 11, 2014


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NOoodle is made of 97% water & 3% soluble fiber also known as Glucomannan fiber. Glucomannan is a water-soluble dietary fiber. Derived from the roots of the Asian Konjac plant, Glucomannan boasts many health and wellness benefits.

Top 10 Benefits of Eating NOoodle

  1. Zero calories— the glucomannan in NOoodle contributes no calories and when consumed as part of a meal reduces the net caloric content of the meal.  The calories come from what else one puts on the noodles.
  2. Lowers calorie uptake— the glucomannan in NOoodle increases the viscosity of the gastro-intestinal content and reduces rate of food (calories, fat, cholesterol, sugar) absorption in the small intestine.  The net effect of consuming a meal with NOoodle is that one absorbs less calories from the other foods eaten with it.
  3. Promotes satiety— the glucomannan in NOoodle is made up largely of water which fills one up quickly giving the feeling of satisfaction.  One tends to eat less when NOoodle is part of the meal.
  4. Delays hunger— the glucomannan in NOoodle increases the viscosity of gastro-intestinal content and extends the feeling of fullness so one doesn’t feel hungry for an extended period of time.
  5. Modulates glucose spikes— the glucomannan in NOoodle reduces the rate of glucose absorption in the small intestine and prevents blood glucose from spiking (clinically proven to be more effective than xanthan gum and psyllium).  Stirring in NOoodles into ice cream and parfaits helps one enjoy treats with less absorption of sugar.
  6. Modulates insulin surges— the glucomannan in NOoodle, by slowing glucose uptake in the small intestine, reduces the body’s need for insulin.
  7. Cholesterol reducing agent— the glucomannan in NOoodle, by virtue of its viscosity, traps the cholesterol from foods and also the cholesterol released by the body and prevents it from being re-absorbed.  A meal containing NOoodle in addition to flushing out cholesterol from the GI tract will also contribute to reducing cholesterol in the blood cholesterol.  Cholesterol reduction is further enhanced when glucomannan is combined with other cholesterol reducing agents such as plant sterols and chitosan.
  8. Regularity / laxative effect— glucomannan is a dietary fiber and prevents constipation by increasing bulk in the colon without the discomfort associated with most other dietary fibers.
  9. Anti-inflammatory activity— although the mechanism is still being investigated, the positive effect of glucomannan on skin inflammation is well known among its users.  For centuries NOoodle like products have been part of Eastern traditional medicine.
  10. Prebiotic activity— serves as food for bacteria in the colon and helps enhance immunity.  Foods that promote the growth of healthy bacteria have innumerable health benefits for people of all ages and genders.

"The Nutrition Experts" Spotlights NOoodle Soups and Meal Starters in its segment "New in the Market"

From "The Nutrition Experts":

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think.

We highlighted NOoodle  in an earlier New In The Market. It is one of our most widely read features.

Chef Terri Rogers, the company founder, has taken the NOoodle yam noodles, which are gluten free, fat free, and rich in the soluble fiber glucomannan and turned them into meal starters and soups. NOoodle noodles are virtually calorie free, so they can provide a low calorie alternative to pasta in many traditional recipes. The noodles by themselves have hardly any taste but take on the flavor of added ingredients. Enhancing NOoodles with ingredients or as the base for soup is an excellent product extension for this brand.

Both the soups and the meal starters come packaged in a 16.9-ounce Tetra Pak (recyclable box) with a shelf life similar to canned foods.

The meal starters come in Chicken Flavor NOoodle and the Tomato Infused Angel Hair NOoodle. Both have 20 calories in a 1-cup portion (2 portions per box). Chicken Flavor has 490 milligrams of sodium and Tomato Infused has 510 milligrams.

The soups are available in two flavors.

  • Chicken Noodle has nice chunks of chicken with 50 calories in a 1-cup serving, 5 grams of carb (1 gram of which is sugar and 2 grams fiber), 0.5 grams of fat, 10 milligrams of cholesterol, 7 grams of protein and 630 milligrams of sodium.
  • Tomato & Risotto has 50 calories in a 1-cup serving, 12 grams of carb (5 grams of which is sugar and 3 grams fiber), no fat or cholesterol, 2 grams of protein and 590 milligrams of sodium.

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Chef Terri Rogers
Chef Terri Rogers


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