What are shirataki noodles?

January 15, 2018

Shirataki is konnyaku shaped like thread. Konnyaku is made from Kojac potato, 
Japanese konnyaku block is made by mixing konjac flour with water and lime water. 
Konnyaku ( shirataki ) has got absolute no fat so it is very good for diet food.

(Photo from Pinterest) 

How konnyaku made is, potato grated to powder, and then mixed with boiled water. It gets sticky and you mix it with hands. Mix with lime water, pour it in the pat, leave it and it becomes firm. Then boil in the water for 30-40min to finish.

Those Konnyaku blocks has got almost no Kcal. ( 21kcal for 250-300g konnyaku block, 180-200g shirataki is 11Kcal) The nutrition is almost water but it makes your appetite  full, that is why it is suitable for diet food.  As shirataki is shaped as noodles, you can easily use them for your diet noodle menu!

Also, Shirataki has contains Glucomannan, it is considered a dietary fibre. It absorb water in the stomach, and that is why it makes you feel full. Glucomannan also works for relieve constipation, reduce cholesterol in blood and blood‐sugar level. 

All you need to do is to change noodles to  shirataki noodles to your noodle dishes. It is called Zen pasta in Italy. You can cook ramen to spaghetti with shirataki noodles!






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