Everything about Shirataki Noodles
How You Can Make Your Own Shirataki Noodles
Shirataki noodles are traditional Japanese noodles eaten in various cultures of Asia and may be purchased in Asian grocery stores and specialty supermarkets around the world. While these noodles do not have much taste of their own, they can absorb flavors quite well and can be mixed with different stocks and vegetables.
Forms of Shirataki Noodles
Shirataki noodles are available in the market in two different forms: dry and wet. Dry Shirataki noodles have a shelf life of up to one year while wet Shirataki noodles have shorter life, are packaged in water, and must be kept refrigerated.
Shirataki noodles are perfect for health-conscious individuals. Dry Shirataki noodles have zero carbohydrate and zero calorie while the wet ones have very low calorie and carbohydrate content. Though this is the case, they are enough to satisfy the appetite without contributing sugar and fat to an individual's system.
Shirataki noodles are made from the roots of Konjac plant. This plant is also used to make flour and jelly.
Shirataki noodles are composed of glucomannan and water. The former is a special type of dietary fiber.
DIY Shirataki Noodles
If looking for Shirataki noodles in different stores is a hassle for you, you may want to make your very own DIY Shirataki noodles. Here's how!
1. Prepare glucomannan flour, picking lime, and pasta making machine.
2. Put one tbsp of glucomannan flour in 2 cups of water. Stir and let it boil for 3 minutes.
3. Prepare the lime water by putting 1/4 tsp of picking lime in a small bowl with 5 tbsp of water. Add the lime to the glucomannan flour. Stir for 5 minutes.
4. Let the mixture cool and take the gel out and cut it in several small pieces using your pasta making machine. Steam your noodles for 2 to 3 minutes and you're done. You may now use your DIY Shirataki noodles with other dishes!
See how easy it is! With the fast paced life we have today, a lot of people think that it's never too easy to become healthy. That's wrong! There's no excuse for not being healthy. If you like it, then there's certainly a way to do it. Choosing to eat Shirataki noodles does not mean you have to go on a low-carb diet. Yes - it is commonly eaten by those who have decided to go carbohydrate-free but you can also take advantage of the benefits it gives even if you don't want to stick to any diet program. All you need is to make a choice. If you want to be healthy, then go for it, but if not, then do not.