Konnyaku a not very known vegetal ingredient!



Konnyaku (Konjac, こんにゃく) is a rubbery, flavorless zero calorie food made of yams that’s high in fiber and added to various Japanese foos for its squishy texture. Made from Konjac or devil’s tongue, a plant of the genus Amorphophallus (taro/yam family).

In addition to being 100% vegetable and natural, konnyaku is a great source of vitamins and minerals like potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and zinc. In addition, the dietary fiber in the konnyaku slows down the body’s sugar intake when eaten with other food. It also lowers blood pressure and helps control cholesterol levels.

The nutritional benefits won’t change if eaten as is or cooked.