August 12, 2011 12:31
Makers of instant noodles or ramyeon have announced they will voluntarily make their products less salty, to reduce the problems of excessive sodium intake for which they are often blamed. Eating too much salt has been associated with high blood pressure, heart disease and obesity.
A bowl of ramyeon contains on average 2,500 mg of salt, more than the 2,000 mg daily maximum recommended by World Health Organization. The Korea Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said the six Korean manufacturers making more than 40 different kinds of ramyeon plan to decrease the amount of salt in instant noodles by 15 percent by the end of this year.
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