Shirataki noodles are traditional Japanese noodles made from the konjac yam, which is also called the elephant yam and konnyaku. Shirataki noodles and rice are mainly water and a fibrous component called glucomannan. Shirataki is completely natural.
Yes! NutriNoodle pasta and rice are really low-carb! Regular pasta and rice are high in starch, which is a type of carbohydrate. NutriNoodles are different because they are shirataki noodles. The only carbs they have are fiber, which does not raise your blood sugar or provide the same high amount of calories as other carbs such as starch and sugar. In comparison, regular pasta has about 35 grams of carbs per serving and rice has 40 grams.
NutriNoodles can help you lose weight because they are low in calories and carbs. Each serving has only 10 to 15 calories and 0 net grams of carbs, so they can fit into your low-calorie, low-carb, or other weight loss diet plan. If you substitute 1 serving of NutriNoodles for 1 cup of pasta or rice each day, you can save 1,300 calories per week, which can help you lose nearly one-third of a pound of fat each week! Another weight loss benefit of NutriNoodles is that they provide dietary fiber, which can make you feel fuller after a meal.
You may store your NutriNoodles in the pantry as they are shelf stable. Refrigerating them is also an option. DO NOT freeze them as this will make the noodles or rice inedible. Once the bag is opened and you decide to only eat half a bag, place the unprepared portion in water in a sealed container and refrigerate. These noodles will last another 7 days this way. It is recommended to change the water every couple of days. When the noodles are already prepared in a sauce, refrigerate in a sealed container, and the noodles will last another 2-4 days this depending on the sauce. Noodle/Rice leftovers are delicious! Feel free to reheat for a short time in the microwave or on the stove.
Yes! NutriNoodles and Rice give low carbohydrate dieters the freedom to enjoy the bliss of eating noodles and rice without the high calories, high carbohydrates, and blood sugar spikes.
NutriNoodles and Rice naturally contain zero net carbohydrates and zero net calories. They are NOT processed — or fake — foods! Made from the Konjac plant, NutriNoodles are 97% water and 3% soluble fiber, plus a natural calcium additive to help the noodles keep their shape. That’s all!
Whether you're trying lose weight, eat low-carb or improve your blood sugar balance, you must learn to master the Glycemic Index. That means regular pasta, noodles and rice are a no on your approved diet list. At least that’s what you may have been told by your doctor or nutritionist.
Well, good news: you can have your cake and eat it, too. Ok, maybe not regular cake, but there's a substitute for several types of your favorite carbohydrates that you can enjoy guilt-free, everything from fettuccini to angel hair pasta to ziti to rice.
“How can that be?” you might ask. After all, aren't these the type of carbohydrates that rapidly convert into sugar, forcing your pancreas to work overtime, releasing more insulin, the hormone that escorts sugar from the bloodstream into the cells?
Aren't noodles one of the major foods responsible for your system having become more resistant to insulin over the years, making your cells reject the hormone? Aren't noodles high on the glycemic index, the scale that measures how quickly a certain food can raise blood sugar levels?
The answer to both questions is “yes” but with one major exception. In Japan, a noodle made from a flour called ‘Konjac’ has been a dietary staple for 1,400 years. It contains zero net calories and zero net carbs and has a glycemic index score of zero, meaning it will not spike your blood sugar levels at all.
If you keep kosher, you’ll be happy to know that all NutriNoodle products are certified Kosher.
Yes! Kids in Japan enjoy big blocks of konnyaku (which is the same ingredient but in blocks not noodles) in their stews and soups. When you can focus on high-quality ingredients in the rest of the meal as they do in Japan, NutriNoodles just make it even healthier by avoiding the high starch and high sugar foods commonly overeaten by today's kids. They get the comfort food experience of slurping noodles without out any negatives. Mom and Dad will, too!