Soba Noodles from Japan and are made from buckwheat flour (which is not wheat at all)… and are highly nutritious.
Buckwheat was a staple food in Russia, China, and Eastern Europe for years… because it contained high quality protein.
Gluten Free – Soba Noodles are gluten and wheat free making them great for anyone who suffers from wheat intolerance or celiac disease.
Protein – Soba Noodles score 100 % according to the Whole Grain Counsel for having great quality protein which includes lysine… lysine is not found in wheat noodles and many other types of grains.
The only other grain that has more protein than buckwheat is oats… so buckwheat is a great source of wholesome nutrition. And Soba Noodles are also lean protein compared to red meat, fish, and other sources of protein.
High Fiber Content – Soba Noodles are high in fiber and fiber helps to prevent colon disease such as colon cancer. And fiber creates a good environment for growth of probiotic bacteria that boost your immune system. And because Soba Noodles are high in fiber they are great for those suffering from constipation.
Low Fat – Soba Noodles are low in fat and thus help to create a good quality diet.
B-Vitamins – Soba Noodles contain B Vitamins that are important for preventing birth defects, promoting vitality, helps with red blood cell formation, and helps to prevent depression.
Vitamin P – Soba Noodles contain Vitamin P which helps vitamin C to be absorbed… and is usually only found in fruits and veggies in small amounts.
Great Flavor – Soba Noodles have a nice nutty flavor that goes well with lots of sauces.
Rutin – Soba Noodles contain rutin a powerful antioxidant that helps to prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer.
Polyphenols – Soba Noodles also contain polyphenols like those found in green tea that help to prevent cancer.
Quercetin – Soba Noodles contain quercetin a powerful saponin that helps to prevent cancer and other diseases.
Antioxidants – Soba Noodles are high in antioxidants that help repair DNA damage and slow the aging process.
Lowers Cholesterol – Soba Noodles are high in fiber and choline a B-Vitamin that lowers cholesterol.
Lowers Blood Pressure – Soba Noodles also help lower blood pressure.
Low in Calories – Soba Noodles are high in fiber and low in calories making them great for weight loss and preventing fat accumulation.
Eating Soba Noodles with lots of fresh veggies is a wholesome healthy way to eat.
One cup of all buckwheat Saba Noodles contains around 113 calories while wheat noodles contain 200 calories.
Glycemic Index – All buckwheat Soba Noodles have a low glycemic index of 50, and a glycemic load which is medium.
Minerals – Soba Noodles contain lots of important minerals such as copper and iron for anemia, phosphorus for strong bones, magnesium for enzyme production, manganese for preventing osteoporosis, arthritis, and diabetes.
Read Labels – Some Soba Noodles have regular wheat in them so make sure you read the labels and get 100% buckwheat Soba Noodles.
Types of Soba Noodles – There are also additional types of Soba Noodles:
Mugwort Soba which contains mugwort herb… important for healing anemia.
Jinenjo or Mountain Yam Soba Noodles which contains a special yam… which is especially good for aiding digestion.
Cha (Tea) Soba Noodles which contains green tea… these noodles have all the great healing abilities of the polyphenols found in green tea.
And of course the regular 100% buckwheat Soba Noodles which is very healthy.
Cooking – Cook according to directions on the label – usually takes 7 minutes to cook, also rinse with cool water and they are read to go.
Uses – Soba Noodles can be used in any noodle dish. I especially love Asian Noodle Bowls with Soba Noodles, Stir Fried Veggies over Soba Noodles, or just cooking some Soba Noodles and adding sauces and condiments on the side… and lots of veggies. But you can use them in Italian pasta dishes with sauce… and any other kind of noodle dish that you love. Be Creative!
Finding – Go to your local Asian Market and ask for Soba Noodles, also your local heath food store might have them, and google them on-line, there are lots of places to order Soba Noodles – Even Amazon has 100% Buckwheat Soba Noodles.
Feel Free to Share – This information is meant to get you started… so you can do more research on your own… dig a little deeper and find what works for you. This article is for educational purposes only, I strongly recommend that you seek advice from your own GP, private doctor, or medical specialist for any ailment, illness, or medical condition.. this article not meant to be a scientific analysis in any way, shape, or form.
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