- Dried at room temperature rather than artificially dried at 60-80 degrees.
Authentically made using the roll and cut method, not by the conventional force extruded method.
Firm, smooth noodles, satisfying and versatile
Wheat Free No
Gluten Free No
Yeast Free Yes
Nut Free No
Raw Food No
Free of Added Alcohol Yes
Low Salt No
Low Fat Yes
High Protein No
- Clearspring Japanese Noodles are made to traditional recipes, and are all egg-free and certified organic.
What makes them special:
Traditional, slow dried organic noodles from Japan
Wheat flour* (57%), buckwheat flour* (40%), sea salt.
Cereals containing gluten* Present as ingredient
Sulfur dioxide and sulphites*+ Absent
* and products thereof. +(>10mg/kg or 10mg/l)
Typical values g/100g
of which sugars: 2.1
of which saturates: 0.4
of which monounsaturates: -
of which polyunsaturates: -
To prepare bring 2L of water to the boil, add noodles (100g per serving) and stir. Simmer for 5 minutes then rinse briefly under cold water. Serve all year round in hot broths, chilled with a dipping sauce or with a dressing for a fresh summer salad.
Health Benefits of Soba
The Japanese, after centuries of eating noodles, have developed a deep respect for the health enhancing properties of soba. Soba noodles are made using buckwheat, which despite its name is unrelated to wheat and contains no gluten.
The amount of buckwheat in soba varies from 40% to 100% and it gives the noodles their characteristic dark colour and rich, nutty taste. Buckwheat also provides significant health benefits.
Buckwheat contains about 12-15% protein, including the essential amino acid lysine which is lacking in most cereal grains. Buckwheat also contains lipids, the minerals iron, phosphorus and copper and vitamins B1 and B2.
Buckwheat is very high in rutin, which is an essential nutrient, not found in other cereal grains, that helps strengthen capillaries and support a healthy circulatory system. Rutin belongs to a group of plant compounds called bioflavonoids that recent studies (1) have shown act as powerful antioxidants.
Choline, another important micro-nutrient found in buckwheat, plays an important role in metabolism, particularly regulating blood pressure and liver function. As a neutralizing agent, choline can support the liver when it is overburdened by alcoholic beverages (2). It makes sense that soba noodles and broth are often served in Japan after big parties and at the end of an evening's drinking.
The Clearspring goal is to get organic food back on the dining table, so that you can enjoy the same quality of foods as your grandparents did. By developing the demand for organic foods and encouraging the cultivation of organic crops by farmers today, we can ensure that your grandchildren, too, can enjoy the great taste of good food.?
You will find that each of our food products has a distinct flavour and quality that comes from using the finest quality ingredients and respecting local food traditions.