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Nutritional Value of Konjac

2022-06-30 Page view : 136 views


Many people around me are often constipated, and most of the cases require medicine to relieve them, so they are very worried. They have also tried many methods, such as drinking honey water, eating sweet potatoes every day, eating a lot of vegetables, etc., but the effect is very small. Let’s try sugar free konjac noodles.


Konjac contains 35% starch, 3% protein, various minerals and vitamins, and does not contain cholesterol. It is characterized by low calorie, low fat, and high fiber. Every 100 grams of konjac flour contains more than 70 grams of cellulose. Much higher than other foods (for example, oatmeal with skin contains 16.4g/100g, corn contains 6.1g/100g, and sweet potato 1.1g/100g). The recommended daily intake of dietary fiber for adults is 25-30g.


According to modern medical research, konjac is rich in glucomannan. At present, only konjac is the only main crop that can provide large amounts of glucomannan. Glucomannan has various physiological functions:


(1) Promote laxative and weight loss. Glucomannan has strong water absorption and can absorb 80-120 times its own volume of water, so the stool is discharged smoothly; Glucomannan can prolong gastric emptying, allowing people to maintain a certain amount of water. Satiety, not frequent eating, reduce calorie intake, and dietary fiber itself contains less energy than the same amount of carbohydrates;


(2) Lower blood lipids, cholesterol, and control blood sugar: Konjac dietary fiber is a soluble dietary fiber, which can absorb fat, cholesterol and bile acids, affecting the digestion and absorption of these lipids; delaying or hindering the absorption of sugar, so that postprandial blood sugar will not increase. Rising too fast will help blood sugar control, and satiety will not make diabetic patients often hungry, so they can control their diet more regularly;


(3) Anti-cancer: This function is inseparable from dietary fiber, because dietary fiber in the large intestine will be decomposed by bacteria in the intestinal tract to produce some short-chain fatty acids, such as acetic acid, propionic acid, butyric acid. It plays an important role in the integrity of the intestinal mucosa and the prevention of cancer;


Who is Konjac suitable for?

Obesity, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, constipation, etc.