A Treasure Trove Of Dietary Fiber – Konjac
Dietary fiber is highly regarded for its outstanding health functions, people officially listed as the “seventh major nutrient”. Konjac is currently known to contain one of the highest quality soluble dietary fiber food, its unique health and medical effects are incomparable to other single food, so people are known as the “magic food”, “health food”. Food made with konjac has also been identified by the World Health Organization as one of the top ten health foods.
Konjac underground tubers flat round, more than 25 cm in diameter, very rich in nutrition, containing 35% starch, 3% protein, as well as a variety of vitamins and potassium, phosphorus, selenium and other minerals, but also contains the human need for glucomannan up to 45% or more. From the nutritional composition, konjac is indeed a low-calorie, low protein, low fat, high dietary fiber food.
First of all, the main component of konjac is dietary fiber, namely glucomannan, not digested in the stomach after eating, directly into the intestine. Glucomannan can effectively adsorb cholesterol and bile acids, and can inhibit the absorption of cholesterol and bile acids in the intestine, lowering serum cholesterol and triglycerides, reducing hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
Secondly, glucomannan has a strong expansion force and viscosity, expansion coefficient of up to 80-100 times the original volume, with konjac powder produced by the food does not need to eat more, that is, to give people a sense of satiety, but also because of the minimal calories contained, so you can control weight, to achieve the purpose of weight loss and bodybuilding.
People not only processed konjac into powder, but also developed konjac tofu, konjac noodles, konjac bread, konjac meat slices, juice konjac shreds and other foods with different tastes for consumption.
Food made of konjac is soft and elastic, white and crystal appearance, smooth and crispy taste. When cooking, there is no need to worry about melting or cooking. Add your favorite condiments or side dishes, you can also make a delicious meal according to your personal taste.