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Wet konjac noodles were made from nature soluble fiber - Konjac glucomannan (KGM) and water, is a very low carb and very low glycemic nature food, which contain about 96% water and 4% soluble fiber. They can be made in many different styles and shapes. Konjac wet noodles are traditional Japanese foods called shirataki noodles or konnyaku. They are translucent and gelatinous, have no discernable taste but absorb the dominant flavors of the soup or dish to which they're added. These noodles have no flavors but absorb any they're with. They are white in color, almost transparent and gelatinous, and package in water-filled plastic bags. And these noodles consist primarily of a glucomannan soluble fiber and are very low glycemic, and therefore especially good for people with diabetes.
Made from the corm of the konjac yam, also dubbed the elephant yam, konjac pasta has been a staple in Japanese and Chinese diets for centuries. The other common name for the konjac pasta is shirataki pasta. It means "white waterfall" in Japanese, a moniker given because the pasta looks translucent and almost like cascading water when poured into a bowl. This almost clear pasta doesn't have much taste. What the food lacks in flavor, it makes up for being a filling ingredient. The konjac pasta also doesn't have much flavor on its own, instead, it takes on the nuances of sauces, main ingredients, and spices. It can be used for Asian-inspired noodle dishes, to make a main, served cold and in a salad, or simply mixed with a savory peanut sauce for a quick side plate.
Sauce konjac noodles make up for the plain flavor of the konjac noodles. Sauce konjac noodles are not only delicious but also preserve the health benefits of the konjac such as losing weight, lowering insulin and blood sugar levels, reducing bad cholesterol levels, relieving constipation, and improving gut health. There are different flavors of these noodles including spicy, sweet, salty, and so on.
Unlike rice, konjac rice is made from a root vegetable called konjac root. Also sometimes referred to as konnyaku potato and devil’s tongue, konjac root is native to various counties in eastern Asia. Konjac rice boasts many benefits with low calories, low carbohydrates, and without fat, sugar, and starch. Therefore, it can reduce weight, optimize digestion, control blood sugar, and lower heart disease risk.
Dried konjac noodles are noodles without water packed in a bag. Thus, it can be carried conveniently. Dried noodles are designed to be cooked or soaked in boiling water before eating. Common ingredients in the flavoring powder are salt, monosodium glutamate, seasoning, and sugar. What's more, they can lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, improve skin and gut health, help heal wounds, and promote weight loss.