nutritional content of ramen noodles

Can anyone tell me the break down of a package of ramen noodles?

The ones they sell around here dont have this info, or a phone number for customer service.

Specifically I am looking for dietary fiber (if any!) calories and fat grams.


From my package of Nissan Top Ramen, Oriental Flavor:
(2 servings per pack, by the way, so double this if you wolf down a whole pot full o’ ramen like I do)

Total Fat: 7 g
Sat Fat: 3.5 g
Cholesterol: 0g
Sodium: 830g
Total Carbohydrates: 28g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Sugars: less than 1g
Protien: 4g

Vitamin A: 0%
Vitamin C: 0%
Calcium: 0%
Iron: 2%

Of course, unless you’re eating this paticular brand and this paticular flavor, YRMV (your ramen may vary)

Many thanks my ramen-gobbling friend!

I’m assuming you’re doing the same thing I’m doing. If so, ramen noodles have 4 points per serving (a serving being half the package) and so have 8 points per package.

There’s a surprising amount of fat in those things. They don’t separate the info for the noodles from the info for the powder, so I don’t know what the points would be for the noodles in regular boullion (which is free, or 0 points). Wish I did…

And if your noodles don’t have nutritional information, I’d think twice about eating them. Federal law has required nutritional info on individually packaged food for several years, indicating that your ramen are either very old or illegal (assuming you’re posting from the US, which I maybe shouldn’t do).

looks around

Points… um… I dont know what you are talking about… (writes down ‘8 points’ in diary)

I am in canada, and even the campbells brand ramen is missing the nutritional info, so it must not be law yet.

Umm, heheh. I just noticed this. It’s Nissin not Nissan. I didn’t think I was buying my ramen from a car company. :o

Well, the ingredient lists for the seasoning packets all start with salt, and the rest of it seems to be mostly MSG, soy, and dehydrated soy sauce (also mostly salt). This probably means that there’s only negligible fat in the seasoning mix, but I don’t know if salt is worth any of these hypothetical “points”. If so, just use the “nutrition facts” value for the whole package, since the noodles contain less than 2% salt (but a lot of fat-- the second ingredient is oil).

8 points just for a package of prepared ramen noodles?!? Not counting anything added? That hurts! That’s alot of points! [sub]Of course, I could just eat a couple packages of ramen and then eat lettuce and fruit the rest of the day…[/sub]

Here’s the thing that really hurts, beth: I would, before I started…erm…“the program”, commonly have two packages of ramen at once for dinner. I love ramen, immensely. Boy, did pulling that PointsFinder through and seeing the big “8” double me over in agony!

Sometimes that PointsFinder really destroys your day, doesn’t it?

Sheesh! I still can’t believe 8 points for a package of ramen! That is just wrong. I can have four fat free fudge pops for that! They aren’t nearly as good (or healthy) but still! Sad, sad, sad!


In New Brunswick, I think their might be nutritional info on the no-name ramen noodles sold by Loblaws. Mr. Noodles are popular here, but I prefer their Mr. Skinny subset that taste pretty much the same but contain 80% less fat than regular Mr. Noodles. That said, the Nissin ones or the spicy Korean ones are tastier.

Doc, do you know if they sell these under some other name in the US? Cutting 5.5 grams of fat off the ramen would be divine!

Sorry to hijack, but…

WTF are these points everyone keeps talking about?

Dr. P:
I really only eat the spicy chicken, and spicy beef flavours, I havent seen anything similar in the Mr Skinny, but I will keep looking - thanks !

I think the high point count is relative to the high starch and non existant fiber, I dont think the seasoning makes all that much difference - but I could be wrong.

I wonder if I used Mr Noodles spices, and Mr Skinny noodles… how many points would I have…

I believe that the points are a Weight Watchers ™ thing.

The problem with ramen, as I understand it, is that the noodles are deep-fried; as a result, they soak up tons of oil before they’re packaged and sold to you. Campbells used to make Baked Ramen, with 2g of fat per “brick”, but they’ve long since vanished. Quite a shame, I liked 'em; the noodles seemed firmer and they didn’t taste as oily as the regular stuff.

Try using the Mr Skinny noodles without the seasoning packet, and instead put in a dollop of good hoisin sauce and a little bit of cayenne. If you can afford the fat, beat the hoisin with an egg and pour that in slowly while stirring. Much better than the prepackaged seasonings, and lower in salt! (And no MSG if you can find a good hoisin sauce that doesn’t have it). Sometimes I add a tiny bit of sesame oil, too.

I think I would rather trade the 8 points for 4 light beer :smiley:

I’ve no idea if Mr. Skinny are available in the U.S… I’ll check the next time I go to Maine to buy sourdough pretzels, fat-free Pringles and and Fruit Stripe.

Ramen noodles are usually better when adding your own spices – hoisin sause, drop of sesame oil, cayenne, garlic, Chiense Five Spice, diced vegetables, egg, diced meat, chili oil, ginger, anise, chili powder, green peppercorns or basil.

Did I say Loblaws? Guess I meant “Atlantic Superstore”.
I think using the tastier spicy seasonings with the skinny noodles would still be much lower in fat. The best ones are still the buy-the-box Nissin Spicy Beef sold at chinese grocery stores, or the Korean ones the come in a big red packet with black writing I cannot read.