Konnyaku is made from a kind of potato and has a jelly like appearance when sold in block form, or made as noodles called Shirataki. It is virtually fat free and has zero calories, being made up of water and dietary fibre glucomannan. When ingested, theglucomannan expands in size giving the impression you are full so an excellent food for people on a diet. It then wraps itself round calories, carbohydrates and fats before being flushed out of your body as a fibre since glucomannan is difficult to digest for humans. In Japan it is know as the broom of the stomach!
It has many health benefits too:
- Normalises cholesterol levels
- Prevents Diabetes
- Prevents High Blood Pressure
- Helps Obese People
- Very low in Calories
- Practically no Fat
- Full of Dietary Fibre
- Rich in Minerals
- Alkaline Food
Shirataki noodle is made of Konnyaku yam which contains almost no calories, carbohydrates, fat, sugar, protein, or gluten. It can be used for any dishes as it has no flavour its own.
Konnyaku has almost no calories, but is very high in fiber so makes an excellent choice for people on a diet.
Shirataki noodles can be used as a healthy alternative to pasta or noodles.
These special ‘Dried’ Konyaku absorbs flavours from the food they are cooked with making them taste delicious!
- Slice the Konnyaku block lengthways into a large rectangle slice.
- Divide further into bite sized rectangles.
- Cut a slit in the middle of each piece.
- Pass one end through the slit and pull down.