Shirataki Noodles Said To Have Health Benefits

January 9th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
s-shirataki-noodles-largeJan 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) There are very few people who think of Noodles as beneficial for health as it is known as a popular fast food. However, The Rachel Ray Show claimed that Shirataki Noodles are beneficial for health recently. Chef Rocco DiSpirito said that these noodles are developed from yam. They contain no carbohydrates and calories and it makes this ideal for people living hectic lives. Those who live a jet set life will appreciate this noodle as it need not be cooked. It can be served with hot water and broth. It can be purchased online. Besides they are available at several regional grocery stores.

Shirataki Noodles are also known as konnyaku noodles. They do not get broken easily and are lighter than regular noodles. The unique thing about this noodle is that it does not have distinctive aroma or flavor. They tend to absorb flavor from several other foods that are used with them. The main ingredient of this noodle is Konjac plant which is seen in some parts of Japan and China. They are packaged in liquid. You can add tofu, spinach, soy sauce and garlic with them besides much other stuff. As per the latest reports this noodle can also help the overweight lot to shed excess flab.

They can become a viable alternative to popular foods like Pasta over time. The health freaks can adopt it in their diets. They are mainly used in Asian regions but the demand is slowly growing in Europe and USA. They are quite affordable and can be combined with a variety of foods to make a wholesome meal.

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