New in the Market: NoOodle Noodles Without Calories

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on November 18, 2010 · 14 comments

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

Impossible, you say? We thought so too. But a new brand of noodles, NoOodle, has no calories, no fat, no gluten and no preservatives.

The noodles do have 1 gram of carb per serving, but under nutrition labeling regulations that small amount can be stated as 0 on the label. Accurately, 1 gram of carb equals 4 calories—not enough to quibble about.

NoOodle is made from water and yam flour. For centuries yam-based noodles have been used in Asian cuisines. Terri Rogers, founder of the NoOodle Company served them at her restaurant in Highland Park, Illinois, and they became so popular she founded the NoOodle Company.

Plain angel hair noodles are sold in 8-ounce bags, which can be stored at room temperature for 6 months and refrigerated for 6 weeks after opening. No cooking is needed—just rinse the noodles for 30 seconds and add to any recipe.

In addition to the plain noodles, Heat ‘n Eat—refrigerated, preservative-free, gluten-free, single-serve entrees—are available in 10-ounces packages. The current varieties include Terri-Yaki Chicken (80 calories, 650 milligrams of sodium), Mamma Mia! Marinara (70 calories, 480 milligrams of sodium), Ultra-Lite Primavera (30 calories, 360 milligrams of sodium, and Say Cheese, Pleeeze! (100 calories and 190 milligrams of sodium). Distribution of the products is currently limited but the company is looking to expand to more retailers. Check the website to buy online or to find retailers in your area.

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Aleka Munroe December 6, 2010 at 10:44 pm

Question. Other than weight loss, what is the point in eating these noodles? Is there any dietary value to them? I am GF with Celiac Disease. Seems to me I’m better off eating brown rice noodles with some fiber and nutrients. Please respond Ms. Heslin. I truly want to know.

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Terri Rogers December 7, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Hi Aleka,

The NoOodle is all soluble fiber. There are many reasons to eat it and you can view all of them by going to my website at http://www.nooodle.com. Check out top 10 Health Benefits. In addition, the NoOodle is a clean canvas for cooking… it takes on the flavors of the other ingredients and it can be really, really delicious… enjoy! Terri

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Jillian December 8, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Noodles like this lower the overall nutrient density of the food you are eating. You are better off with unprocessed plant based foods like brown rice or whole wheat pasta.

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Taufik February 27, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Incorrect. Since this type of fiber slows down digestion, all other foods and supplements consumed along with it get a greater chance at more optimal digestion and absorption. It actually enhances nutrient density.

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Andy June 19, 2013 at 11:48 pm

…..and the near total lack of carbs is probably the biggest draw. Brown rice and whole wheat pasta still has a boatload of carbs.

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roy isasi July 21, 2011 at 5:04 pm

where can I buy nooodles in the hendersonville, nc area?

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jessica April 15, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Groupon has a great offer for them right now! They ship to you with free shipping!

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Brenda Pletch September 18, 2012 at 10:06 am

I bought these NoOodles on a groupon offer. What I noticed is that when I opened them they have the scent of seafood and became even stronger after being in the fridge for a week. Is this a normal odor? The expire date is in Dec. 2012.

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Taylor September 19, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Hi Brenda,

The odor is completely normal and harmless. It comes from one of the
ingredients lime (calcium hydroxide) and does not mean the product is
spoiled. We suggest you rise your NoOodles under cold water for about one
minute to get rid of this scent.

Enjoy!

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Brandy November 3, 2012 at 10:00 pm

hi there, I am allergic to shellfish. as soon as I opened the package I realized that o probably should not try this product. the lime appears to be a calcium hydroxide made from oyster shells…not the citrus plant. There is no disclosure for people with allergies that this product may contain fish.

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Terri Rogers November 5, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Hi Brandy,

The NoOodle is fine to eat for anyone who is allergic to fish or shell fish. Our calcium hydroxide is mined from the earth and not derived from oyster shells.

Thanks,

Terri Rogers

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dawn January 14, 2013 at 10:19 pm

i am on blood thinners and i have to watch the amount of vitamin k in food and i tried to research this but not much success ..is there vitamin k in these noodles?

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Jennifer July 18, 2013 at 5:04 pm

My noOodles expired 3/13 — and it’s now July. Is it still ok to eat them?

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Jo-Ann Heslin, RD July 18, 2013 at 8:53 pm

No, not unless the noodles have been kept frozen since before their expiration date. Sorry, but when in doubt, throw it out.

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