The aim of this work was to compare the nutritional value of instant noodle samples. Eight types of instant noodles were studied – four of which were produced on a base of original technology worked out by Central Research Laboratory of Food Concentrates Industry KONCLAB and the others were made by various domestic and foreign producers. The chemical composition, energy value and contents of dietary fiber (total, soluble and insoluble) were determined. Starch digestibility in studied instant noodles was determined before and after cooking. It was noticed that instant noodles of oriental type had higher contents of fat and energy value in comparison to the others. High value in vitro starch digestibility was in the most of the samples before and after cooking (> 80% and > 90% respectively). The highest content of dietary fiber (7,08% d.m.) was in the sample of instant noodles produced of semolina by steam method.
instant noodles, nutritional value, starch digestibility, dietary fiber