Shirataki Noodle Nutrition Facts

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Shirataki noodles are easy to add to your diet, but what are the nutritional benefits and facts about these amazing noodles? While we are all very much aware that shirataki noodles are ultra low in calories, when dieting for weight loss or adding shirataki noodles to an every day part of your regular diet, nutrition is also an important aspect of this food.

With regards to calories, pure shirataki noodle have no calories by themselves.  Of course, it is recommended that shirataki noodles are paired with vegetables and sauces to make them as palatable as possible.

No matter the brand or manufacturer, the nutritional information if relatively similar.

The entire nutritional information of traditional shirataki noodles can be found below.

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Nutrition Facts of Traditional Shirataki
Serving Size: 45g / 1.6oz
Servings per Container: 5
Per Serving
Calories 0
Fat Calories 0
Per Serving %DV
Total Fat – 0g 0%
Sat. Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol – 0mg 0%
Sodium – 0mg 0%
Total Carb. – 1g 0%
Fiber Less Than 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein – 0g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%
Ingredients: WATER, YAM FLOUR, CALCIUM HYDROXIDE

As you can see, traditional noodles have no real nutritional value and should be integrated as part of a healthy diet, but should not serve as a complete substitute for nutritious foods.

Tofu shirataki noodles do have calories because they have been paired with tofu.  For a single 4 ounce serving of tofu shirataki noodles, the House Noodles states that the noodles only have 20 calories.  By comparison that is less than an apple!

The entire nutritional information of tofu shirataki noodles can be found below.

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Nutrition Facts of Tofu Shirataki
Serving Size: 113g / 4.0oz
Servings per Container: 2
Per Serving
Calories 20
Fat Calories 5
Per Serving %DV
Total Fat – 0.5g 1%
Sat. Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol – 0mg 0%
Sodium – 15mg 1%
Total Carb. – 3g 1%
Fiber Less Than 2g 9%
Sugars 0g
Protein – 1g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 10%
Iron 2%
Ingredients: FILTERED WATER, TOFU (SOYBEANS, CALCIUM SULFATE, GLUCONO DELTA LACTONE), YAM FLOUR, CALCIUM HYDROXIDE

As you can see the relatively small serving size, tofu shirataki noodles are high in fiber, low in fat and in calories.

You may encounter black shirataki noodles.  The noodles are black because of the additional of seaweed.  The seaweed adds a small amount of iron to the noodles.

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