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New noodles said to fight hunger

August 24, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

North Korea is reportedly claiming that it has developed a new kind of noodle that makes people feel full longer than ordinary food.

Choson Sinbo newspaper said that the noodle, made with a mixture of beans and corn, doesn't make people "feel a sense of hunger that generally comes soon after eating [ordinary] noodle."

The Tokyo-based newspaper, considered a mouthpiece for the regime in Pyongyang, cited a North Korean research institute. It didn't elaborate on how the special noodle works or how long people who eat it can go without hunger pangs.

The report said the new noodle would be available soon across North Korea, which faces widespread hunger.

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