Konjac Pasta

Often called ‘shirataki noodles’ or ‘miracle noodles’, konjac pasta is a great alternative to traditional pates konjac, offering the same great texture with just 9 calories per serving. Konjac is a plant root which contains high levels of glucomannan, a soluble fibre that helps to create a feeling of fullness and slows down the passage of food through the digestive system, reducing constipation. The noodles themselves are low in fat and sodium, which is ideal for anyone looking to go grain and sugar free.

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Shirataki noodles are made by mixing konjac flour with water and shaping the mixture into the shapes of pasta – you can find them in many different varieties, including angel hair and fettuccini. They can be found packaged in water or dry and, if stored properly, will last for months. When it comes to cooking, shirataki noodles have a very mild flavour, and they take on the flavour of the other ingredients in a dish very well. This means that they work with all of the same sauces, proteins and herbs as traditional pasta, without overpowering them.

Shirataki noodles are also a great source of dietary fibre and are very filling – they help to regulate blood sugar and reduce cholesterol. However, as with any new food, it is best to eat them in moderation, like any other meal. Too much glucomannan can cause a blockage of the digestive system, and over-consumption can result in bloating, gas and loose stool.