Determination of sodium in instant noodles

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This Application Note describes the determination of the total sodium content in instant noodles which are also called «two minute noodles» in some countries. These products contain considerable amounts of sodium (at least 50% of the recommended daily dosage), which means that precise analysis of the sodium content is required. Argentometric titration of the chloride content (assuming that the sodium content in the noodles originates exclusively from the sodium chloride that is added to them) is unsuitable for precise analysis, as the nutrient contents listed on the product packaging document the presence of additional sodium salts other than sodium chloride.