Description of Konjac Powder
Konjac extract is also known as glucomannan. This bulk-forming laxative is a form of dietary fibre, purported to make stoolsbulkier and larger so they're easier to pass. Konjac extract is not a necessary nutrient and is used purely as a supplement.
Konjac is a kind of perennial herbage plant with low energy, low protein, and high fibre, glucomannan is the main component ofkonjac.
Konjac contains more than ten kinds of amino acid required by the human body, microelement and unsaturated fatty acid, itis effective in tumour resisting, blood health keeping and weight-losing. It also has some physical-chemical properties such aswater-soluble, fresh-keeping, thickening, stabilization, suspension, gelling, binding , it is not only one kind of natural food additive but also one kind of ideal assistant healthcare food, it is recommended by WHO as one of the best healthcare foods for human being in 21 century.
Function of Konjac Powder
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.
2.Stabilizers. It can be used for meat product and sauce.
3. Drink for dietary supplement.
Konjac glucomannan powder is derived from the roots of the konjac plant. It is a soluble dietary fiber that is similar to pectin in structure and function. Glucomannan powder can be used to aid weight loss since it is a soluble fiber that creates a feeling of fullness so you end up eating less and losing weight.
Application of Konjac Powder
1. Food industry: It could be made out to gelling food, used as the food thickening agent
and adherence agent such as the jelly ,ice cream, gruel, meat,
flour food, solid drink, jam, etc.
2. Health care industry : It does good at modulating lipid metabolism , declining serum
triglyceride and cholesterol, improving sugar resistance, preventing
diabetes, relieving constipation, preventing intestines cancer, producing no energy, preventing
fatness ,modulating immunity function.
3. Chemical industry: It could be applied to the chemical industry such as petroleum, dye
printing cataplasm, terra film, diaper, medicine capsule, etc due to it’s
high viscidity, good fluidity and big molecular weight of 200,000 up to 2,000,000