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Re: "No-cal" noodles made from Amorphophallus konjac

  • Subject: Re: "No-cal" noodles made from Amorphophallus konjac
  • From: piaba <piabinha@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 12:36:02 -0800 (PST)

well, no expert here, but anything you eat will make you burn fat.  the simple act of eating, breathing, living, burns fat.  but if you eat chocolate cake, you are taking in more fat than you are burning.  whereas if you eat celery or cucumbers, you are burning more calories than you are taking in...  so if that's all you eat, you'll lose weight, of course.

i don't know if konjac products are truly no-calorie.  that sounds not possible.  probably very low, but not zero fat.

i scanned that article and found it kinda annoying.  i've eaten konjac products for years, never had a problem with smell for example.  (of course, you can cook the shirataki noodles as if they were pasta, with tomato sauce or make mac-n-cheese, and expect the same results).  there's no smell or taste to them, it's a texture thing.  konnyaku bricks are chewy and can be cut to pieces and stir-fried with veggies, in a curry sauce, for example;  or cooked in soups/stews.  the japanese have a traditional winter broth/stew (oden), made with a dashi-based broth, with konnyaku, simmered daikon (big white radish), boiled egg, surimi (fish cake, fish balls), shiitake mushroom, usually served with a dab of mustard.  it's great in the winter.  

years ago, in NY, there was a rest. called sweet-n-tart café, which served innovative and unusual  food.  to this day, people i talk to ask me what happened to it, and we reminisce about the food they served.  they had tongshui (????), which were sweet soups served as dessert.  but they also made delicious wonton noodle soups, and the noodles were konjac noodles, tied in very cute, translucent bundles, served with wontons and spinach.  it was a great place, and lots of people miss it.

tsuh yang

--- On Tue, 12/20/11, Sherry Gates <TheTropix@msn.com> wrote:
I wonder if these noodles also help burn fat.  Has anyone else noticed the product "Lipozene" on tv commercials?  It's supposed to be a fat burner, and it shows Amorphophallus konjac listed on the face of the box.   
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