Looking for a healthier noodle option to pair with your favorite entrée, soup, or even salad? Shirataki noodles are a delicious and healthy alternative.
Sometimes referred to as miracle or konjac noodles, Shirataki are made from glucomannan, a type of fiber that’s derived from the root of the konjac plant.
Glucomannan is high in viscous fiber, which can hold onto water and slow down digestion. A 4-ounce (113-gram) serving of these noodles contains between 1 to 3 grams of glucomannan.
These noodles have also been linked to a number of health benefits, including:
- aiding in weight loss
- reducing blood sugar and insulin levels
- lowering cholesterol
Glucomannan has also been linked to relieving constipation in both and .
For inspiration on how to add these healthy noodles to your recipe repertoire, check out some of these yummy ideas that we found on Instagram.