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Shirataki Noodles - What are they, How to cook them

Updated on April 8, 2011

Whole grain foods are more nutritious and should be added to our daily diets.  It seems as though the products in the grocery stores are reflecting that knowledge, I see many more choices of whole grain foods from snacks, breads, to pasta choices, such as Barilla pasta has a whole line of Whole Grain or Whole Wheat pastas.  Pretty much anybody I know loves Pasta, made anyway. It's a comfort food I think and the taste with sauce is delicious. Although Pastas have changed to be more nutritious, such as the introduction of Whole Wheat Pastas and making Pasta a Whole Grain Food, Pasta isn't good for those of us who are dieting and especially for those who need to eat a Gluten-Free diet or are following the Vegan diet.

The Alternative to Pasta:

Shirataki Noodles are a great alternative to traditional Pasta, serving as a great "low carb" replacement in all Pasta Dishes. One could say that eating Shirataki Noodles are like having Pasta without the guilt.

A Shirataki Noodle is made from blending the root of the Konnyaku, a Yam family member, and tofu, which is a soybean based blend.   A healthy, textured noodle, the Shirataki comes in a variety of shapes including Angel Hair, Fettuccine, and Spaghetti, and they are able to be used in any of your traditional pasta recipes.

Nutritional Benefits of the Shirataki Noodle

The dietary advantages of the Shirataki Noodle are so numerous that any specific or limited dieter should be able to use them in the place of traditional pasta, whole grain, or whole wheat pasta.

  • Gluten Free
  • Cholesterol Free
  • Low Carb- 3 grams of carbs per serving
  • Low Calorie- 20 calories per 4 oz serving
  • Dairy Free
  • Sugar Free
  • Calcium- 10%
  • Fits in with a Vegan Diet
  • Only 1 gram net carbohydrate per serving.

More Shirataki Information

The Shirataki Noodle is such a healthy alternative and usable in so many recipes such as stirfry, salad, soups, appetizers, desserts, and of course pasta dishes.

Originating and popular in Asia, the Shirataki Noodle has more recently become popular around the world. Containing almost totally a beneficial fiber, the Shirataki Noodle has almost zero carbs.

Shirataki Noodles are available both online and in more and more grocery stores, in the refrigerated vegetable section usually. They are packaged in liquid and ready to eat out of the package. So it is easy to use them right away after rinsing them in hot water.


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      8 years ago

      Cool! I hope they sell them locally. ;)


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