Konjac Features and Functions
- Mar 01, 2018 -

Konjac, which is a rhizomatous plant, is also called glucomannan. China is with wide area of planting. It is very widely used, which has a big family. There are about 100 species in the world, and more than 30 species in China. After more than 10 years of research, konjac has been made into konjac powder, konjac sponge, konjac mask, ect. There are hundreds of foods made of konjac. It has been proved that it has many functions, such as reducing fat, reducing sugar, preventing cancer, and smooth stool. 

Konjac, which contains glucomannan, is a kind of macromolecule compound with strong water absorption. The volume can expand 80-100 times after water absorption, and it is easily digested and absorbed after food. It can also adsorb cholesterol and bile acids, which can reduce blood pressure and reduce cardiovascular disease. Konjac also contains soluble dietary fiber, which is very effective in inhibiting postprandial blood glucose rise. Therefore, konjac flour and its products are ideal hypoglycemic foods for diabetics. After application, the islet burden can be reduced. Konjac has a variety of disease prevention and health functions, often eating konjac food is good for the body.

Because konjac glucomannan monosaccharide is similar with cellulose in the way of monosaccharide, it can not be degraded into monosaccharide absorption in the small intestine, so it is suitable for diabetics and so on. And that's why konjac can be used as a raw material for weight loss food.