What are shirataki or konjac noodles?
Konjac or shirataki noodles are made from a root vegetable called Konjac. Konjac (yam) has been a popular Asian staple food for hundreds of years.
The noodles made from this root vegetable are low in calories (only 8-10 calories per 100 grams of cooked noodles), almost entirely carbohydrate and fat free, and gluten free. They are also a great source of soluble fibre called glucomannan (5 grams of fibre per 100 grams of cooked noodles).
Shirataki noodles usually come pre-cooked and packed in water, so they only need to be rinsed and sometimes soaked quickly in hot water. They’re great for bulking up salads and stir-fries, or to use in spring and sushi rolls.
Check out more shirataki noodle recipes here.