15 million packets sold in nine days. is instant noodles a lifesaver or a killer?
Because of this outbreak, we're back to the fear of instant noodles.
"after the failure of the rice cooker to make cakes and the pan to cook cold noodles, I took the instant noodles again with tears in my eyes. "
Many people are forced to become skilled cooks these days, also many ate the most instant noodles of their lives.
Instant noodles, one of the great inventions of the 20th century, have not only fed us, but also been criticized. For a long time, instant noodles have been criticized by many people. With the outbreak, many people were forced to eat instant noodles, as if a large "really sweet" scene.
When was the last time you had instant noodles?
Maybe a year ago, maybe yesterday, maybe now. Our understanding of instant noodles is currently divided into two main, one is love, one is hate.
The love of instant noodles is simple, instant noodles are convenient, delicious, affordable, many people in the busy late night, or lazy weekend, bubble a bowl of instant noodles, life has been satisfied.
The hatred of instant noodles is also simple. Since 2003, a list of the top 10 junk foods published by the World Health Organization (WHO) has been widely reproduced on the Internet and in the media. Some media even found the exact "source" for the claim: The list was released at the 113th session of the World Health Organization.
So, from then on, no matter in the news, or the elders, there will always be such words: which children eat instant noodles after illness or even sudden death; which children eat too much instant noodles stomach stuck; Or eat too much instant noodles stomach full of wax and so on.
In this way, instant noodles became the modern-day bogeyman of their parents'mouths. If they ate too much, their lives would be in danger. In this way of thinking, we are taught that instant noodles are the junk food of junk food, even if we occasionally eat a bowl or a bag of instant noodles is forced to eat.
We all seem to believe that instant noodles are junk food, but few people have ever tried to verify the truth and accuracy of this claim.
Instant noodles began to rebound in the Chinese market in 2017 and topped the 40 billion pack mark in 2018. Prior to this, take 2014 as the inflection point, the instant noodles in the Chinese market is continuous decline.
According to the world instant Noodles Association (Wina) , Chinese people now consume 40 percent of the world's instant noodles, or 1,275 packets of instant noodles are opened every second. The average Chinese person eats 29 packs of instant noodles a year.
Coupled with the impact of this year's epidemic, instant noodles is ushered in an unprecedented opportunity. The number of people searching for "instant noodles" in the month after Chinese New Year increased nearly 200-fold compared with the same period last year, Taobao data showed. In JD.com, instant noodles sold 15m packs from New Year's Eve to the ninth day of the Lunar New Year.
So many people are obsessed with instant noodles, are they not afraid to die? Aren't they afraid of junk food?
In fact, we have misunderstood instant noodles for so many years. First, the 113th session of WHO was not held in 2003, but in 2014;
Secondly, there is no official / Authoritative Foreign Language version of the so-called "top 10 junk food list" anywhere in the world. Only the Chinese version is available
Finally, the World Health Organization in April 2015 has refuted the rumor: WHO has never published a list of junk food.
To put it simply, this so called junk food is a myth.
There is no such thing as "junk food" in the world of science and nutrition, there is only rubbishy way to eat.