konjac gum powder glucomannan for cooking
1. What is konjac and konjac powder?
Konjac is a root vegetable that resembles an unusually-shaped potato. The bulb of the plant – the part of the plant that grows underground – contains a soluble fiber called glucomannan. Soluble fiber is known to absorb water to form a gel-like material and slows down our digestion. It can help lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels. Soluble fiber is found in oats, beans, apples, citrus fruits, carrots and psyllium.
Glucomannan has traditionally been used in Chinese medicine and has been associated with constipation prevention, weight loss, a decrease in cholesterol levels and blood sugar control.
It’s available in a jelly form – as candies, a vegan gelatin or a thick drink often referred to as konjac jelly. It's also used as a thickener or emulsifier in some foods, or it can be dried and used as flour for noodles. It's also commonly found as a dietary supplement in either pill form or something to be added into a drink mixture.
Konjac, also known as elephant yam, is a plant commonly grown in Asia. The starchy bulb root, known as a corm, is used to make food like noodles and rice.
2. Advantages of konjac powder
|Cleaning label||Konjac powder is green and natural with clean label|
|High viscosity||Konjac gum has a viscosity of up to 40,000 millipascals · second (mPa.s) and water absorption of up to 40-100 times|
|Hydratability||Konjac powder has excellent hydration and does not degrade significantly even in ice water|
|Irreversible heat||Konjac powder can form a unique toughness of heat irreversible gel|
|Reversible heat||Konjac powder can also form a reversible gel system with carrageenan and xanthan gum|
|Nonionic colloid||Konjac powder belongs to non-ionic colloid. Compared to ionic colloid various ions, it has PH-Stability, Heat-Stability, Salt-Stability.|
3. Applications of konjac powder
konjac gum can be used as food ingredients or additives in meat products, vegetarian food, Jelly sweet,cosmetic product,
health products and nutritional supplements,animal nutritions, Pharmaceuticals and biomaterials and so on.
It is widely used and becomes more and more popular. Many applictions will be developed in the future.
This is our regular specification, and we can also make customized specification according to your requirements.
|Grade||Konjac Powder||Konjac Flour||Purified Konjac Powder||Konjac Gum|
|Odor||Distinctive Smell of Konjac||Slight||Odorless||Odorless|
|Color||Light Yellow Powder||Light Yellow Powder||Milky and Ivory Powder||Milky and Ivory Powder|
|Total plate count||≤10000||≤10000||≤10000||≤10000||≤10000||≤10000||≤3000||≤3000||≤3000||≤3000||≤3000||≤3000||≤3000||≤3000|
|Remark||Viscosity test conditions:1% solution,permanent 30°C temperature,BROOKFIELD rotating viscometer(RVDV-II+P),No.7 rotor,12 rolls/min.
Transparency Test Condition:0.5% solution,550 nm wavelength,1cm*1cm cuvette,magnetic stirrers,swelling time is subjected to peak viscosity time.
|Package||Common package:inner food grade HDPE bag and outer kraft bag/carton|
|Note: E-425 i, E-425 ii and custom-made types are available.|
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