Konjac Foods

Konjac Shirataki Angel Hair Noodles - 8.8 oz - 24 Bags

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Konjac Angel Hair Shirataki Noodles 

Konjac Angel Hair Pasta have a gelatinous texture and made from glucomannan fiber that comes from the root of the konjac plant. Konjac Angel Hair Pasta is calorie free, gluten free, very low in carb and glycemic index and made from pure soluble fibre.

Konjac Noodles or pasta also called shirataki noodles or miracle noodles, to make the noodles, the glucomannan fiber is extracted from the konjac root and combining glucomannan flour with water and a small amount of lime water, which helps the noodles hold their shape.

Konjac Angel Hair Pasta are white in color, almost transparent and gelatinous, and package with water filled plastic bags. They’re calorie free and also low in glycemic index, which are especially good for people with diabetes and weight loss. Not only are konjac noodles are great for Asian cooking, they can also be used as a substitute for the conventional Italian and American pasta.

Processing Tips

Konjac noodles packed with water in plastic bag, After open the plastic bag, you need drain well the konjac pasta before cooking. Konjac Angel Hair Pasta is kinds of instant foods, you can toss it with sauce like vinegar, soy sauce, pepper, onion or garlic or any flavors your favored, then just eat it in cold. You can also boil or cook the konjac pasta with other vegetable, meat or seafood, with any flavor you favored. Konjac foods can be stored in room temperature with the shelf life about one year. DONOT freeze the konjac pasta.

Cooking Tips

Dip in water or steam about 3-5 minutes and then cook in the way you like. You can add various vegetables and meat which ever you like, it can be fried, baked, stewed, braised and also used as a cold dressing with a sauce.

Benefits of the Konjac Noodles

Konjac Angel Hair Pasta is a high-fiber food yet have no calories and no carbohydrates and also a gluten-free alternative to regular noodles. Konjac Angel Hair Pasta can be good for weight loss and are considered a vegan, paleo and nutritious alternative to other noodles. The nutritional benefits include:

  • High in Viscous Fiber: Viscous fiber is a type of soluble fiber that can hold onto water and slow down digestion. These noodles move through the digestive system very slowly, which helps you feel full and delays nutrient absorption into the bloodstream. In fact, glucomannan can absorb up to 50 times its weight in water, as reflected in konjac noodles’ extremely high water content.
  • A Healthy Alternative to Pasta: Pasta dishes are usually very high in calories but Konjac Angel Hair Pasta contains zero calories, with nutrition statistics this great, you can eat this pasta every day without gaining weight.
  • Prevent Diabetes: Konjac Angel Hair Pasta help prevent type 2 diabetes in a similar way to weight loss. It regulates diabetes by controlling blood sugar levels by replacing the high carbohydrate part of meals and plays a role in supporting insulin resistance.
  • Controlled blood pressure: Konjac Angel Hair Pasta can help to stabilise blood pressure levels, which therefore will help with your heart health.
  • Weight Loss: Konjac Angel Hair Pasta contain a type of soluble fiber called glucomannan, fiber is also known to help lower cholesterol, and acts like a bulk laxative to improve constipation. Fiber also helps regulate blood sugar, and studies have found that glucomannan supplements help promote weight loss, and reduce hunger.
  • Lowers Cholesterol: Konjac Angel Hair Pasta have no any calories studies show that glucomannan can help reduce cholesterol.
  • Boost metabolism: It can be used to help increase energy levels and boost metabolism. This is a great option for those looking to increase exercise or help with weight loss.
  • Helps with Digestion & Constipation: Increasing dietary fiber promote overall digestive health, and help cure constipation. Konjac Angel Hair Pasta promote regular bowel function and digestive health, preventing constipation. Here it can help form a stool, which helps to facilitate the passage of food through the digestive system.

Konjac Angel Hair Pasta also can help the body to absorb minerals, making your daily healthy eating much more useful. By helping with the absorption of minerals, any foods and drinks you ingest will be able to be used more effectively.

EFSA Approved the Health Claim of Konjac Glucomannan

Konjac noodles are made from glucomannan fiber that comes from the root of the konjac plant. In 2010, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) approved the health claim 'Reduction of body weight' and 'Maintenance of normal blood cholesterol concentration for konjac glucomannan. Glucomannan has an approved health claim from the EFSA for Weight loss in the context of an energy restricted diet. The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 3g of glucomannan in three doses of 1g each, together with 1-2 glasses of water, before meals and in the context of an energy-restricted diet. The positive opinion of EFSA on claim relative to glucomannan effect on reduction of body weight. Indeed, this opinion is supported by 9 clinical studies. These studies are all good quality, randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled. EFSA brings one more piece of evidence with the Keithley and Swanson study (2005) which informs about mechanism of action of glucomannan.

EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA); Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to konjac mannan (glucomannan) and reduction of body weight (ID 854, 1556, 3725), reduction of post-prandial glycaemic responses (ID 1559), maintenance of normal blood glucose concentrations (ID 835, 3724), maintenance of normal (fasting) blood concentrations of triglycerides (ID 3217), maintenance of normal blood cholesterol concentrations (ID 3100, 3217), maintenance of normal bowel function (ID 834, 1557, 3901) and decreasing potentially pathogenic intestinal microorganisms (ID 1558) pursuant to Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. EFSA Journal 2010;8(10):1798. [27 pp.]. Keithley J and Swanson B. Glucomannan and obesity: a critical review. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. 2005;11:30-34.

Soluble Fiber Intake & Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: The Research
Research proves that the higher the viscosity of soluble fiber, the better the control of blood sugar level in patients with Type 2 diabetes:
The New England Journal of Medicine (May 11, 2000. v342: 1392-1398)

Beneficial effects of high dietary fiber intake in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
"A high intake of dietary fiber, particularly of the soluble type, above the level recommended by the ADA, improves glycemic control, decreases hyperinsulinemia, and lowers plasma lipid concentrations in patients with type 2 diabetes"
Clin Excell Nurse Pract.(September 2000; 4 (5): 272-6)

Dietary fiber and type 2 diabetes.
"Water-soluble fiber appears to have a greater potential to reduce postprandial blood glucose, insulin, and serum lipid levels than insoluble fiber. Viscosity of the dietary fiber is important; the greater the viscosity, the greater the effect. "
Med Hypotheses. (June 2002; (6): 487-90)

Glucomannan minimizes the postprandial insulin surge: a potential adjuvant for hepatothermic therapy.

"Glucomannan (GM) is differentiated from other soluble fibers by the extraordinarily high viscosity of GM solutions. Administration of 4-5g of GM with meals, blended into fluid or mixed with food, can slow carbohydrate absorption and dampen the postprandial insulin response by up to 50%. "
Diabetes Care (1999 Jun v22, i6; 913-919)

Konjac-mannan (glucomannan) improves glycemia and other associated risk factors for coronary heart disease in type 2 diabetes. A randomized controlled metabolic trial.

"KJM fiber added to conventional treatment may ameliorate glycemic control, blood lipid profile, and SBP in high-risk diabetic individuals, possibly improving the effectiveness of conventional treatment in type 2 diabetes"
Diabetes Care (2000; 23: 9 - 14)

Beneficial effects of viscous dietary fiber from Konjac-mannan in subjects with the insulin resistance syndrome: results of a controlled metabolic trial.

"A diet rich in high-viscosity KJM improves glycemic control and lipid profile, suggesting a therapeutic potential in the treatment of the insulin resistance syndrome."
Journal of the American College of Nutrition (2003, February, 22(1): 36-42)

Konjac supplement alleviated hypercholesterolemia and hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetic subjects--a randomized double-blind trial.
"The KGM supplement improved blood lipid levels by enhancing fecal excretion of neutral sterol and bile acid and alleviated the elevated glucose levels in diabetic subjects. KGM could be an adjunct for the treatment of hyperlipidemic diabetic subjects."

Konjac Foods Recipes

Olive Pasta with Mushrooms and Tomatoes

1/2 pound Konjac Glucomannan pasta
1/4 pound mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup pitted ripe olives
1 tablespoon parsley
1/2 teaspoon dry basil

Drain and rinse Konjac pasta with cold water and drain again. Place into a large bowl. Add mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, olives, parsley and basil; toss gently, season with salt and pepper to taste. Serving Size: 2

Classic Spiced Konjac Pasta

1/2 pound Konjac Glucomannan pasta
1 tablespoon vinegar
1/2 cup sliced celery
1/2 tablespoon prepared mustard
1/2cup chopped red pepper
1/2 teaspoons salt
1/8 cup chopped onion
1/8 teaspoon pepper

In a large bowl, stir vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper until smooth. Add Konjac pasta, celery, green pepper and onion. Toss to coat well. Refrigerate covered for at least two hours to blend flavors. Serving Size: 2

Vegetable Konjac Pasta

1/2 pound Konjac Glucomannan pasta
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 medium chopped tomato
1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
1/8 cup olive oil
1/8 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon salt

Gently mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Refrigerate until cold, allowing the mixture to set for an hour before serving to enhance the flavor before serving. Serving Size: 1

Pepper Konjac Pasta

1 pound Konjac Glucomannan pasta
1 hard boiled egg, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1/2 red pepper, chopped
2 fresh tomatoes, chopped
4 tablespoon olive oil
4 tablespoon vinegar

Drain and rinse the Konjac pasta well. Add the oil and vinegar, mixing well. Add all other ingredients and mix well. Then salt and pepper to taste. Serving Size: 1

Olive Konjac Pasta

1/2 pound Konjac Glucomannan pasta
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon wine vinegar
4 or 5 olives -- pitted and quartered
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Freshly ground pepper -- to taste

Drain and rinse Konjac pasta with cold water. Transfer to a mixing bowl and toss immediately with the olive oil. Add vinegar and toss again. Add the olives, oregano, and pepper. Toss again. Serving Size: 2

Italian Konjac Pasta

1 pound Konjac Glucomannan pasta
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 cucumber, diced
1/2 bell pepper, chopped
1 whole tomatoes, diced
9oz can tomato sauce
4oz Italian dressing

Drain and rinse Konjac pasta with cold water, then drain and add olive oil.  Add remaining ingredients. Add onion and red wine vinegar to taste. Serving Size: 2

Konjac Garlic Pasta

1/2 pound Konjac Glucomannan pasta
4 large tomatoes, quartered
1 red bell pepper, sliced
8 black olives
4 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoon white vinegar
2 garlic cloves, chopped

Drain & rinse Konjac pasta under cold water. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix together the Konjac pasta, bell pepper, tomatoes, and beans; add the olives & capers. Mix the oil, vinegar, garlic, salt & pepper. Pour over the Konjac pasta and salt & pepper to taste. Toss well just before serving. Serving Size: 4

Konjac Pasta Primavera

1/2 pound Konjac Glucomannan pasta
2 cups broccoli florets
1 cups sliced carrots
1 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/4 cups sliced red onions
8oz ranch dressing

Drain and rinse Konjac pasta. Add vegetables and dressing to the pasta. Refrigerate several hours before serving. Serving Size: 1

Balsamic Konjac Pasta

1 pound Konjac Glucomannan pasta
1 cup peeled & chopped tomatoes
2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup minced red onions
2 teaspoon olive oil
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
1/8 teaspoons ground black pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced

Drain and rinse Konjac pasta with cold water, drain again. Combine all ingredients in a glass bowl. Cover & let stand at room temperature for 1 hour. Fold in the Konjac pasta just before serving. Serving Size: 4

Konjac Pasta with Peppers

1 pound Konjac Glucomannan pasta
4 tomatoes, chopped
1 green pepper, cubed
1 yellow pepper, cubed
1/2 hot pepper, chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds

Drain and rinse Konjac pasta with cold water, and drain again Combine vegetables in large bowl. Combine oil, vinegar, garlic,  parsley, chili powder, salt & pepper to taste. Pour over vegetable mixture.  Stir in Konjac pasta, sprinkle with sunflower seeds and toss. Chill. Serving Size: 1

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