Food - Drink
Shirataki: The Japanese Noodles You Should Know About
By JEN PENG
Many popular noodles are made from wheat, but plenty of other options offer low-carb and gluten-free alternatives. One such substitute is the long, white, and translucent shirataki noodles that are becoming increasingly popular outside Japan and can be found in many US supermarkets, often referred to as “miracle noodles.”
Shirataki noodles are made up of 97% water and 3% glucomannan, a highly viscous soluble fiber from the tropical konjac plant. They are ideal for those with dietary restrictions due to being wheat, gluten, and egg free, and are also extremely low in calories and carbs: 100 grams contain less than 10 calories and three grams of carbs.
When preparing the noodles, drain and rinse the noodles under cold water, boil them in water with a little bit of salt, or saute them dry in a non-stick pan to remove any lingering odor. Afterwards, simply prepare and add them to your favorite recipes containing noodles.