I know what you’re thinking, but no, a Soba noodle isn’t a noodle that doesn’t drink…lol, yes I crack myself up. I discovered the Soba noodle a few years ago when I ordered the Soba Noodle Soup with chicken from Panera Bread and the entire soup had less than 400 calories! How could that be if the main ingredient is pasta I asked myself. So I decided to do my research on this teetotaler noodle. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Soba Noodles which are of Japanese origin are made from buckwheat and are chock full of nutrients. Now, not all Soba Noodles are created equal. You have to be very careful when you buy it that the ingredients consist of 100% Buckwheat. If you don’t pay attention to the ingredients you may end up with a blend of buckwheat and other types of wheat. In comparison to regular pasta, one cup of cooked Soba Noodles contains about 100 calories as compared to one cup of cooked white pasta which contains about 220 calories and one cup of cooked whole wheat pasta that contains about 170 calories.