Noodles, by definition, contain egg or egg yolks in addition to flour.
Oodles of Noodles: Cuisine of The World
You can find a noodle in just about every shape, size, and color. From plain manilla to the exotic black squid ink, brilliant red beet and elegant green spinach, noodles have their place in almost every variety of cuisine.
Noodles can be sold fresh or dried, and can be made from a variety of flours. Some of the most popular noodles enjoyed include cellophane noodles (made from mung-bean starch), Japanese harusame (made with rice, potato or soybean flour), egg noodles (typically wheat-based), rice flour noodles, soba (made with buckwheat) and ramen (egg and wheat noodles).
Choosing The Best Noodles for Your Health
For optimal blood sugar balance, most noodles are high in carbohydrates with a high glycemic load and should be avoided. Pure soba noodles – made with only buckwheat – are the best choice for a “traditional” type noodle.
Glycemic Index=40*,61**, 33***,
Glycemic Load=18*,23**, ?***, 9****
*Fettucine, **Rice noodles, ***Mung bean/cellophane noodles, ****Soba
Selecting and Storing Noodles
Fresh noodles should be refrigerated for no more than 3 days. Dried noodles should stored in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.