In a world where healthy eating is at the front of the consumer mind it’s a wonder why this product isn’t more of a household name.
Shirataku Noodles are made from the Konjac plant which is native to Japan and China.
It is in fact made from the tuberous root of the plant, which is ground into a flour known as Glucomannan, then water is added along with a trace amount of calcium hydroxide to partially solidify the mix.
Glucomannan is water soluble fibre with no carbs or fat so doesn’t register calories, the resulting noodles are basically calorie free.
If you were to serve 100g of these noodles with a quarter of some Asda Chosen by you Bolognese Sauce your meal would essentially be less than 50 calories, that is the same as having a small Orange, it’s no question which of these would leave you more full.
Typical noodles range from 350-450 calories per 100g when cooked, so you can see how these noodles can make a huge difference to your diet if used sensibly.
They are available from Holland and Barrett, I’m not quite sure why they aren’t in the Supermarkets yet but I guess it won’t be too long before the big chains follow suit.
If you are calorie counting but feel that your food intake is not enough to keep you satisfied then these noodles may be the answer.