Konjac Glucomannan Powder

Konjac Glucomannan Powder (Konjac Root Fiber): 500g/bag

Nutrition Fact

Servings per container: 100

Serving size(Teaspoon) 5g
Fat 0
Protein 0
Carbohydrated 5g
Soluble fiber 5g
Insoluble fiber 0
Sugar 0

Konjac glucomanan powder is pure soluble fiber, none protein, none fat, none sugar, none starch, it is also gluten free and wheat free.

Appearance White powder
Glucomannan(Dried) >90%
Viscosity(1% Solution) >35000 mpas
PH level of 1% 7
Moisture % <10.5 %
Ash content % <0.5 mg/kg
Lead mg/kg <0.3 mg/kg
Arsenics mg/kg <0.1 mg/kg
Free SO2 g/kg <0.3 g/kg
TPO /g <1000 /g
Particle size mesh 120 mesh

How to use Konjac Glucomannan Powder:

Drink it with water:

Three times daily before each meal, briskly stir one level teasponn konjac powder (about 4 gram) in 8 ounces of water, drink immediatly before the begins to gel.

Use it as thickener

The most popular food thickener is the starch type thickener, such as cornstarch. Konjac glucomannan is a natural, odorless soluble fiber that is found in the konjac plant. The konjac glucomanan is the most viscosity food gum in nature. It has about ten times the viscosity than the cornstarch. Konjac glucomannan is also called konjac flour or konjac gum. Unlike the cornstarch, the konjac powder is the soluble fiber, which does not contain starch and sugar, it does not have calories.

Konjac flour can be used as a thickening agent in food application. When using konjac flour for thickening, always mix it with a small amount of liquid (cold water, stock, wine, etc.) till smooth, then add this mixture to the food that you want thickened. If you add konjac powder directly to your food you will end up with a lumpy mess. Konjac powder can be used as a thickener for smooth gravies, sauces, glazes, soups, stews and casseroles. It is also a thickener in pies, puddings, custards and cake fillings. This naturally odorless, vegetable powder is also gluten-free, making it the perfect substitute in cooking and baking when flour and other glutinous starches must be avoided.

Konjac powder doesn't thicken very much when mixed with cold water, but quickly thickens when it's heated. This is why you don't add dry konjac powder directly to hot liquids. It will seize and immediately turn into lumps because the konjac powder that contacts the water so quickly and fully absorbs the liquid before the adjacent konjac powder can. Mixing konjac powder with cold water allows it to absorb the water slow enough that it's easily and fully dissolved first. The dissolved konjac powder can then be added to a hot liquid to absorb it without lumping.

Konjac powder is an ingredient to thicken sauces and gravies or any other cooked recipe. To use konjac powder as a thickening agent, first disperse it in a little cold water or other "watery" ingredients such as soy sauce, and slowly add it (with constant stirring) to the other ingredients while they are cooking. About 1 teaspoon of konjac powder will gel about one cup of liquid. If you have not used konjac powder as a thickening agent before, it is best to experiment with it by beginning with lesser amounts, and adding as necessary until the desired consistency is reached.

Konjac powder has about ten times the thickening power of cornstarch. Dissolve the konjac powder in a little cold water before adding it to the sauce. Konjac flour thickens nicely when it's heated to boiling temperature, so it usually works well for savory sauces.

You could also use a konjac powder to thicken your broth - konjac powder is a very powerful thickener and does not add much taste

Soluble Fiber Intake & Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: The Research

Research proves that the higher the viscosity of soluble fiber, the better the control of blood sugar level in patients with Type 2 diabetes.
The konjac glucomanann is the most viscosity soluble fiber in the nature.

According the medical research, Clinical Excellence for Nurse Practitioners. 2000 Sep;4(5):272-6
Dietary fiber and type 2 diabetes

"Water-soluble fiber appears to have a greater potential to reduce postprandial blood glucose, insulin, and serum lipid levels than insoluble fiber. Viscosity of the dietary fiber is important; the greater the viscosity, the greater the effect."

The New England Journal of Medicine (May 11, 2000. v342: 1392-1398)
Beneficial effects of high dietary fiber intake in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

"A high intake of dietary fiber, particularly of the soluble type, above the level recommended by the ADA, improves glycemic control, decreases hyperinsulinemia, and lowers plasma lipid concentrations in patients with type 2 diabetes"

Med Hypotheses. (June 2002; (6): 487-90)
Glucomannan minimizes the postprandial insulin surge: a potential adjuvant for hepatothermic therapy.

"Glucomannan (GM) is differentiated from other soluble fibers by the extraordinarily high viscosity of GM solutions. Administration of 4-5g of GM with meals, blended into fluid or mixed with food, can slow carbohydrate absorption and dampen the postprandial insulin response by up to 50%. "

Diabetes Care (1999 Jun v22, i6; 913-919)
Konjac-mannan (glucomannan) improves glycemia and other associated risk factors for coronary heart disease in type 2 diabetes. A randomized controlled metabolic trial.

"KJM fiber added to conventional treatment may ameliorate glycemic control, blood lipid profile, and SBP in high-risk diabetic individuals, possibly improving the effectiveness of conventional treatment in type 2 diabetes"

Diabetes Care (2000; 23: 9 - 14)
Beneficial effects of viscous dietary fiber from Konjac-mannan in subjects with the insulin resistance syndrome: results of a controlled metabolic trial.

"A diet rich in high-viscosity KJM improves glycemic control and lipid profile, suggesting a therapeutic potential in the treatment of the insulin resistance syndrome."

Journal of the American College of Nutrition (2003, February, 22(1): 36-42)
Konjac supplement alleviated hypercholesterolemia and hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetic subjects--a randomized double-blind trial.

"The KGM supplement improved blood lipid levels by enhancing fecal excretion of neutral sterol and bile acid and alleviated the elevated glucose levels in diabetic subjects. KGM could be an adjunct for the treatment of hyperlipidemic diabetic subjects."

Customer Testimonials

Before using the Konjac Glucomannan (KGM) powder, my daily Blood Glucose average was over 155. The second day after I started using the powder (1/2 teaspoon, 3 times a day), my daily average was 125. I am now using 1 teaspoon 3 times a day and it is now averaging under 110. I also reduced my medication by 1/2 and may discontinue it completely. I'm happy and my doctors happy. Thanks again. Bill Brandt

I received my konjac glucomannan powder last week. Since then, I've been using it as extra fiber and also as a thickener in low carb diet recipes. A little goes a long way - it only took a 1/2 teaspoon to thicken a sauce for an entire dinner. Joy

I have used both Konjac and guar gum to thicken sauce. Even though they both work well, it is difficult to get the right consistency with guar gum. Konjac is easier to work with. Marselle

I used Konjac "flour" to thicken my turkey gravy for thanksgiving and it worked wonderfully. A little bit thickens a lot. It behaves similar to cornstarch, except that it thickens up cold - no heating, stirring, or waiting for it to thicken. Marla

Last night, I used the glucomannan powder for the first time. I am very impressed! I normally use xanthan gum as a thickener, but I don't like the taste. The glucomannan has a neutral taste and it isn't slimy like the xanthan gum. I am looking forward to experimenting with it. Lana

Diabetes Update By Daivd Mendosa Number 70; May 1, 2004