Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Noodles & Rice Facts

Here are some really interesting and fun facts about "Noodles & Rice"...

Australians consume more than 18 million kilograms of noodles every year – that's almost one kilogram per person!

In Japan, it is considered good form to loudly slurp your noodles as a way of telling your host that you are enjoying the meal.

Australians eat approximately 3.5 billion rice crackers or 55 million packets each year – that's approximately 184 crackers per person!

Noodles symbolise longevity in China.

Noodles have been created from flour and water since 1000BC and today they are more popular than ever.

Noodles are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals including thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and iron. Iron helps transport oxygen throughout the body and thiamin, riboflavin and niacin help convert carbohydrates into energy.

Noodles are low in fat and have a very low sodium content.

If the packets of rice crackers sold in Australia each year were placed end to end they would stretch four times further than the River Murray or five times as high as Mount Kosciusko.

NSW consumers are the nation's biggest fans of rice crackers, munching through 17.6m packets each year, followed by Victorians who consume 11.3m packets each year.

Source: fantasticsnacks.com.au , Interesting Facts

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