Caloless meal solutions and pastas are made from a vegetable called Konjac, which is rich in soluble dietary fibre. Foods made from Konjac are low in calories and carbohydrates.
Konjac is grown in China, Japan and South East Asia. It is an aged – old root vegetable and is commonly used in Japanese cooking. Konjac is known as the “magic” food as the Konjac root is rich in soluble dietary fibre called Glucomannan. It has an enormous swelling capacity when mixed with water. By creating a thick gel, glucomannan delays stomach emptying keeping you fuller for longer.