Shirataki Noodles ... Low Carb, High Fiber Wonders!

By MAYS Latest Reply 2013-12-15 09:03:15 -0600
Started 2011-06-30 10:39:38 -0500

Has anyone had a chance to try these noodles?

Shirataki Noodles.

What is so wonderful about them?

Shirataki noodles are supposed to be high in fiber and low in carbs!

As an alternative for wheat flour based noodles, these noodles are supposed to be a diabetics best friend.

Why do I say supposed?
Because I haven't had the chance to try them yet, but I will.
I love the recipes that I have seen for them, and I can't wait to try some of them (as well as posting some in the recipe section here at Diabetic Connect).

(*) Shirataki noodles have almost no flavor, yet they absorb the flavor of the sauces and spices in any dish!

The noodles are translucent and made from the powdered root of the Asian Konjac Yam which consist mainly of a no-calorie, highly soluble fiber called Glucomannan.

Glucomannan helps lower bad LDL cholesterol, triglycerides,fasting blood sugar and even body weight!
One gram of Glucomannan has the power to significantly slow the absorption of sugar into your blood stream.

(*) Taken from Men's Health Magazine, March 2009 Edition, pg.82


19 replies

flipmom 2012-10-20 23:32:05 -0500 Report

i didnt know that they are carb free… i had the pleasure of trying them and as part of my diet when i was in japan.. its mostly eaten cold and dip in tonkatsu or some sauce… i dont remember eating them in soup.. i just like it cold with sesame oil and sesame and dip in sauce.. yummy! im now gonno find it !!! thanks!!

marydiabetes 2012-07-12 03:57:41 -0500 Report

I like noodle, and you could add some vegetable which is good for your body, such as pumpkin, balsam pear, onion and so on

Patrick 40
Patrick 40 2012-08-20 17:09:06 -0500 Report

they do have a pasta it's called Dream Fleilds it has a lower impact on my Bg just wondering if you had a chance 2 try it have a great day Patrick

digitaldoorbell 2011-09-18 15:32:04 -0500 Report

I finally got around to trying them. They are FANTASTIC. I have been diagnosed for one year and control BG with diet and exercise alone. I had to stop eating lots of food. I tried this and make them in a few minutes. I wouldn't substitute them for basic pasta but if you like "Asian" style noodle dishes and soup, they are great. Very inexpensive, very quick to cook and very healthy. What could be better?

GabbyPA 2012-07-13 16:04:32 -0500 Report

I found them online and they are about $4 a pack. Where did you find them inexpensive? I would love to find some to try. I HAVE to stop the pasta of any kind.

Anonymous 2013-12-13 22:08:11 -0600 Report

In California, they can be found at Ranch 99. The wet version is quite expensive. At Ranch 99 I found it dried! Great, but like the bean thread, you want to soak in it water before boiling it.

You can find the one I bought made by Lungkow. In the picture here, It is the grayish fatter dried noodle on the right. The package calls it "Vermicelli Sweet Potato thread" It is a lot cheaper and of course lasts longer than the wet version.

Shirataki is the noodles that can be found in the Japanese dish Sukiyaki:

GabbyPA 2013-12-15 09:03:15 -0600 Report

Thanks, but we finally tried some and really didn't care for them at all. I would rather not have anything than eat those. But I did try them.

tweetybirdgirl 2011-08-31 18:29:05 -0500 Report

I found them in the Sunflower market in Albuquerque, NM.. im sure they are in any Health Food grocery store.. Talin Market, Trader Joe's, Natural Grocers…they are okay but of course nothing like regular spaghetti noodles… but since we are supposed to cut the carbs they will do.. i do not eat much pasta anyway.. i love steaks and chicken and tacos…and sweeeeets!!! LOL they are actually tofu… taking on flavors…

alanbossman 2011-07-01 09:54:13 -0500 Report

Well Mays, I did buy shiratakinoodles have not tried them as of yet will let you know how they taste. A store here in Mi.called Whole Foods sells them they are a bit pricey. I hope they taste good.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-07-01 10:04:43 -0500 Report

One of the places I checked was Whole Foods, the manager had never heard of them. I'll check some of the others in the area, there are several within a 15 mile radius of me. Maybe I picked the wrong store, or they're not in this territory yet.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-07-01 07:28:53 -0500 Report

Heard about them from the same discussion James did. I looked at two near by natural food stores, they did not carry them. Talked with a manager and he did not know about them. They only had some made out of tofu. I am planning on going to a few nearby Asian food markes to see if they carry them soon.

jayabee52 2011-06-30 14:49:46 -0500 Report

I think I've seen them in grocery stores locally in the LVNV area, but I've not tried them. I was made aware of them a couple of months ago through another discussion. There was also a link to order some, but unfortunately they only sold them in 10 lb packages, and I didn't think I might use them before they spoiled. And they seemed a bit pricey to me. I will need to check again in the grocery stores or stores which cater to asian tastes and maybe get a more moderate amount so I can try them.

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