It’s a staple in every Australian household, but new research has shown it isn’t very good for us.
Research undertaken by The George Institute for Global Health has revealed the high and unnecessary amount of salt in instant noodles sold in Australia.
Amongst the packets tested, salt levels in Australian instant noodles were the second highest in the word, with an average packet containing more than 80 percent of the daily recommended maximum salt intake of five grammes per day.
An average packet contains more salt than eight packets of Smith’s ready salted chips or two Big Macs, according to the research.
Based on the serving size provided on the pack, the worst offender in Australia was Simplee 2 Minute Noodles Chicken Flavour Instant Noodles, which contained 2.57g of salt per serving, with is more than half your day’s worth of salt.
However, if comparing levels at 100g, then Maggi Mi Gored Fusion Soy and Mild Spice is considered the saltiest.
Maggi has commented saying ‘’’Over the last two years we have reduced sodium in our biggest selling product, Maggi 2 Minute Noodles (chicken) by 26 per cent.
‘We will continue to make improvements to the recipe across the entire Maggi 2 Minute range, reducing sodium by up to 20 per cent over the next three years.’