Using the Noodle
The noodles were made from corn and soybeans, the Choson Shinbo said.
They left people feeling fuller longer and represented a technological breakthrough, the newspaper said.
North Korea is dependent on foreign food aid. Last month. the UN warned that residents were experiencing their worst food shortages in a decade. However, the communist country remains reluctant to allow experts to fully assess the scale of the problem or give them adequate access to deliver aid.
According to the newspaper, which is seen as closely linked to the Pyongyang leadership, the new noodles have twice as much protein and fives times as much fat as ordinary noodles.
"When you consume ordinary noodles (made from wheat or corn), you may soon feel your stomach empty. But this soybean noodle delays such a feeling of hunger," it said on its website.
The noodles would be available soon across North Korea, the newspaper said.
From the September 2, 2008, Prepared Foods e-Flash