I happened upon these zero noodles by chance when I was looking for something else on the internet. I was intrigued enough to order them and if truth be told, I am slightly fascinated by then! The Japanese have been using them for centuries and promote them as a healthy high fibre alternative to heavy calorie filled pastas
While they are technically noodles and therefore carb like, they are actually made of 96% water and only have 10 calories per 200g pack. This is perfect for me as I am always planning to reduce my carb intake but find it practically impossible to do so!
The noodles are made from Konjac Glucomannan which is a natural soluble fibre produced by the Konjac Plant which is then mixed with water to produce the noodles. They look a bit slimey when they come out of the pack and need to be rinsed a few times before being immersed in boiling water for a few minutes.
I have been using them to replace pasta or rice in a few different dishes and they do soak up the flavour of the sauce they are in. I have tried them in a sweet and sour chicken sauce and in a bolognese. I have delighted to report that they are really filling
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