What is Kanzen Meshi (完全メシ: Perfect Meal) from Nissin?

Many people may think that ready-to-eat instant foods, like cup noodles, are not that good for health, but the Kanzen Meshi (完全メシ) series from Nissin breaks down the stereotype.

As you can see in the title of this article, 完全メシ means “perfect meal” in Japanese, but specifically, what exactly is that?

Kanzen Meshi (完全メシ) from Nissin

Nissin Kanzen Meshi Keema Curry Meshi Spicy

In recent years, Nissin has been creating Kanzen Meshi versions for their instant food products, including the Curry Meshi (カレーメシ) series, and you can see the lineup on their website.

According to the site, the 完全メシ brand strives for the perfect balance between deliciousness and the 33 kinds of nutrients based on the Dietary Reference Intakes for Japanese formulated by Japan’s health ministry.

In other words, Nissin’s products with the logo 完全メシ/Kanzen Meal are more nutritious and self-contained than their regular versions while keeping the same delicious taste, though they are a little pricey.

If I give you an example, for instance, here is the comparison between the regular Keema Curry Meshi (キーマカレーメシ) and its Kanzen Meshi version (which is what I bought this time).

  Regular Kanzen Meshi
Price (ex Tax) 242 yen 398 yen
Amount (Rice) 105 grams (69 g) 116 grams (69 g)
Boiling water needed 230 ml 200 ml

Nissin Kanzen Meshi Keema Curry Meshi Spicy Ingredienst Nutrition Facts Label

Nutritional Values (per Serving)
  Regular Kanzen Meshi
Calories 450 kcal 468 kcal
Protein 7.6 g 19.7 g
Fat 14.7 g 13.9 g
Carbohydrates 71.8 g 70.5 g
Salt equivalents 3.3 g 2.98 g
Vitamin A 402 μg
Vitamin D 15.0 μg
Vitamin E 7.9 mg
Vitamin K 82 μg
Vitamin B1 1.2 mg
Vitamin B2 0.6 mg
Niacin 11 mg
Vitamin B6 7.6 mg
Vitamin B12 1.9 μg
Folic acid 132 μg
Pantothenic acid 3.3 mg
Biotin 29 μg
Vitamin C 68 mg
Potassium 757 mg
Calcium 291 mg
Magnesium 179 mg
Phosphorus 318 mg
Iron 4.2 mg
Zinc 0.7 mg
Copper 11 mg
Manganese 1.5 mg
Iodine 62 μg
Selenium 22 μg
Chromium 10 μg
Molybdenum 52 μg


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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