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Shirataki Noodle Nutrition Facts

Shirataki noodles are easy to add to your diet, but what are the nutritional benefits and facts about these amazing noodles? While we are all very much aware that shirataki noodles are ultra low in calories, when dieting for weight loss or adding shirataki noodles to an every day part of your regular diet, nutrition is also an important aspect of this food.

With regards to calories, pure shirataki noodle have no calories by themselves.  Of course, it is recommended that shirataki noodles are paired with vegetables and sauces to make them as palatable as possible.

No matter the brand or manufacturer, the nutritional information if relatively similar. Read more »

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Where to Find and Buy Shirataki Noodles

While Shirataki noodles have gained popularity in the past few years, it can sometimes be difficult to actually find them.  National supermarket chains might carry shirataki noodles, but you might be hard pressed to find them.  If you check the pasta section of your supermarket you will not find them located there.  You can sometimes find shirataki noodles in the Asian or international food section of your supermarket. They are usually good for one year.  If you need tofu shirataki noodles, they are usually kept in the refridgerated case right next to where you find the tofu.  Read more »

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Can Shirataki Noodles Help With Weight Loss?

Noodles and pastas, are almost a universally loved food across the globe.  Regular noodles and pastas are full of refined flour, which adds is high in carbohydrates.  Noodles and pastas are high in gluten which can also increase the sugar level in blood.

Many diet conscious people have completely removed pasta dishes in an order to maintain their diet plans.  Shirataki noodles have emerged as a healthy option for dieters who crave for noodles but would like a low calorie substitute. Read more »

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Shirataki Noodles and Konjac Foods Health Warning

Shirataki and konjac based foods are generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the Food and Drug Administration.  As such, it is highly unusual to hear of negative side effects from the use of shirataki noodles and glucomannan based foods, however, some dangers do exist from consuming these foods.

  • A typical complaint of dieters taking glucomannan capsules or eating a lot of shirataki noodles is a bloating or overly full feeling.  This feeling is typically gone within a week of beginning a glucomannan regimen.  It can be caused due to the increase of fiber in the diet. Read more »
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Health Benefits of Shirataki Noodles

Shirataki noodles, glucomannan, konnyaku or konjac, no matter what you call it, this food has irrefutable health benefits without side effects.  Shirataki noodles and glucomannan are an FDA GRAS food.  This doesn’t mean that it is made of grass, it means that this food is generally regarded as safe – much the same as salt and pepper.  Unlike salt, there are numerous benefits to incorporating shirataki noodles and glucomannan into your regular diet.

Known as an Asian super fiber, konnyaku, or shirataki noodles has been used in Japan for over 1,500 years, especially traditional dishes such as sukiyaki.  Shirataki noodles and konjac has been found to be more viscous than usual fibers, causing the noodles to retain up to 17 times its weight in water.

Shirataki noodles have the ability to do the following: Read more »

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Are Shirataki Miracle Noodles?

Shirataki noodles are known by many different names.  They have sometimes been called “miracle noodles” because of two reasons:

A Zero or Low Calorie Noodle

It is incredibly hard for many people to believe that there actually is a product in the noodle form that has either zero calories or absolutely no calories at all.  If someone addicted to pasta or on a low cab diet is actively trying to lose weight, this can seem like a miracle product.  The potential to eat just as much of this pasta as you would like without suffering a high calorie consequence have many people believing this is in an absolute miracle. Read more »

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How Are Shirataki Noodles Made?

Shirataki noodles are made from the root of a plant typically grown in Asia called Amorphophallus Konjac, or from a few other very closely-related species of plants).  The plant root is made of a fibrous material known as glucomannan.

Shirataki noodles are made by processing the root of the konjac plant also called konnyaku potatoes, and which are then combined with calcium hydroxide extracted from egg shells.  The exact process is as follows below:

  • First, wash the konnyaku potatoes and cut them into pieces.
  • Then, dry them and mill them into flour. Read more »
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Fettuccine Shirataki with Mushrooms and Lemon Ginger Dressing

This fabulous noodle salad is Asian style and packs loads of flavor.

Ingredients

  • Lemon Ginger Dressing
  • 3/4 teaspoon Asian chili powder (or cayenne)
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 inch section of ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
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Ham and Macaroni Shirataki Noodles Skillet

Ingredients

  • 1 can Condensed Broccoli Cheese Soup
  • 2 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen broccoli cuts, thawed
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked ham cut into strips
  • 2 1/4 cups Macaroni Shirataki Noodles

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Gluten Free Mexican Shirataki Casserole

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Shirataki Penne Pasta
  • 1 cup uncooked lentils
  • 1 28 ounce can enchilada sauce
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1 cup celery
  • 1 cup onions
  • 1 cup bell peppers
  • 1 can green chilis
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 ounces soft goat cheese
  • black olives to garnish

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Ground Round Curry over Spaghetti Shirataki

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon gingerroot, minced or 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped or 1 (12 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt
  • 1 package Spaghetti Shirataki

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Italian Sausage & Spinach Soup w/Shirataki Noodles

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package Shirataki Noodles : fettuccine or Shirataki noodle shape
  • 8 ounce sweet Italian turkey sausage, (skin removed) cut in 1/2-inch thick slices.
  • 1 cup finely chopped red onions
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 package (10 ounce) frozen chopped spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (2 teaspoon fresh)
  • May substitute: 1 (14 ounce) package Tofu Firm cut in cubes, and use only half the sausage (4 ounce).

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Asian Style Spaghetti Shirataki Noodle Salad

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and minced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Zest of one lime
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 package Spaghetti Shirataki Noodles
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 large ripe mango, peeled and chopped into cubes
  • 1 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1 cup chopped roasted, salted peanuts
  • Lime wedges for serving (optional)

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