Konjac glucomannan - instant thin noodles
Servings per container: 3
Konjac Glucomannan Instant Pasta
Zero Net Carb
Pure Soluble Fiber
Konjac wet foods was made by nature soluble fiber - Konjac glucomannan (KGM) and water, is very low carb and very low glycemic nature food, which contain about 96% water and 4% soluble fiber. Konjac wet foods can be made into many different styles and shapes such as noodles, all kinds pasta.
Konjac wet foods is traditional Japanese foods called shirataki noodles or konnyaku.
Konjac foods, translucent and gelatinous, have no discernable taste but absorb the dominant flavors of the soup or dish to which they're added. Konjac foods have no flavors but absorb any they're with, like tofu will blend wonderfully and absorb flavors. They're supposed to absorb tastes of sauces as well.
Konjac foods are white in color, almost transparent and gelatinous, and package with water filled plastic bags. They consist primarily of a glucomannan soluble fiber, and are very low glycemic, and therefore especially good for people with diabetes.
According the medical research, Clinical Excellence for Nurse Practitioners. 2000 Sep;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."
The konjac glucomanann is the most viscosity soluble fiber in the nature.
The konjac foods are made of glucomannan soluble fiber, purified water and calcium hydroxide.
You can also make the konjac foods by yourself.
Konjac foods very much like Chinese glass noodles (cellophane or bean thread noodles) in taste and texture but they have almost no calories. The konjac foods are bouncy, chewy and sort of see through white.
Konajc foods come in various shapes besides the noodle shape, like mini pearl pasta, flat pasta and tube pasta. Konjac foods packaging with water in plastic bag, the konjac foods can stay in room temperature about one year. After open the plastic bag, you need drain well the konjac foods before cooking.
Konjac foods can be stored in room temperature with the shelf life about one year.
DONOT freeze the konjac foods
Konjac foods 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 foods with other vegetable, meat or seafood, with any flavor you favored.
Cooking: dip in water or steam about 3-5 minutes and than cook in the way you like. You can add various vegetables and meat which ever you like, it can be fryed, baked,stewed, braised and also used as a cold dressing with a sauce.
You can cook konjac foods just like regular pasta, while the texture was bouncier than pasta.
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."
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