Most people agree that instant noodles are tasty even though they contain too much sodium which is harmful to health. Thanks to a new packaging developed by Japan-based Nisshin’s Myojo Foods, you can now enjoy your Umadashiya instant ramen with peace in mind.
According to Japan Today, the inside the bowl of Umadashiya instant ramen feature two lines. The upper one shows how much water you should add like other popular brands of instant noodles. The bottom one, which is unique to this brand, indicate when you should stop drinking soup.
This “soup stop line” refrains you from drinking the last 150 milliliters of broth that could be harmful to your health by cutting down your sodium intake.
打開Umadashiya速食麵，你會看到碗內有兩條線，上面那條就是一般泡麵的注水線，至於下面那條則是「喝湯停止線」｜When you open Umadashiya instant ramen, you’ll see two lines inside the bowl. (Courtesy of Myojo Foods)此外，外包裝上也有印上貼心提醒，告訴你如果喝到停止線（剩下大約150毫升)，攝取鹽分會比整份含量少掉幾克。
There’s also a reminder printed on the packaging telling you that if you reach the stop line (about 150ml left), you’ll lose how many grams of salt compared to the full serving.
All Umadashiya products, including ramen, instant udon and soba noodles, will be packaged in this Shio Care (“Sodium Care”) package starting in September, Japanese media reported.