Based on claims by brands, instant noodles are supposed to give us instant protein and calcium, among other things. The atta brands are also expected to contain fibre. Do they declare their fibre amount, though, considering that declaration of fibre/dietary fibre on the label is not mandatory as per Indian law? We shortlisted nine brands of instant noodles (three being atta noodles) to study the protein-, energy- and fibre-related information given on their labels. Interestingly, some of the maida brands have also claimed to contain fibre. Additionally, we have rated the sugar, salt and fat quantities as per traffic light colours.
- Dietary Fibre