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SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT EVERYONE'S FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD

BY: MACKENZIE GOODMAN | SEPTEMBER 2018

Noodles


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October 6th is National Noodle Day.

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The first noodles were made in China.

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The earliest written record of noodles dates back to the Eastern Han period, over 4,000 years ago!

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In Chinese culture, long, uncut noodles are a symbol of luck and longevity.

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Early noodles were made from combining two kinds of millet, a grain indigenous to China.

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Modern noodles are typically made with wheat.

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Popular noodle substitutes are made from carrot, zucchini, eggplant, spaghetti squash, and even black beans.

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In Japan, slurping your noodles signifies that you’re enjoying your meal.

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The first noodles eaten in space were instant ramen noodles.

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Noodles were originally considered a luxury food item.
Today, they’re affordable, delicious, and a true favorite on menus across the world - including ours!

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