Shirataki Noodles

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Shirataki noodles tick all the boxes when it comes to healthy eating, being fat-free, low-carb, low in calories, and high in fiber.  Mitoku’s Organic Shirataki Noodles are made from fiber derived from the root tubers of the konjac plant. Production begins in spring, when seeds are planted. Come fall, the young plants are dug up and brought indoors until springtime. This process is repeated for three years, until the tubers are large and robust, weighing in at 2-3kg, which translates into richness of flavor.

Konjac tubers are vulnerable to the cold, prone to rot, and extremely delicate. As such, they will not thrive in anything other than optimal conditions, and must be kept away from strong light, wind, overly dry conditions, and locations with poor drainage. Three years of unceasing and tender care is required to produce the premium quality organic konjac tubers that are used to make Mitoku’s superlative shirataki noodles. The carefully grown tubers are processed using only natural secondary ingredients to showcase their naturally delicious flavor. Mitoku is dedicated to delivering shirataki noodles with the same home-grown, home-made taste that has long been enjoyed by farming families in Japan.

  • Organic Whole Shirataki Noodles

    • Organic
    • Gluten free
    • Vegan
    • Dairy free

    Whole shirataki noodles are an unrefined variety made with the whole konjac root to ensure that none of its goodness is lost in production. Nothing artificial is added, so the final product reflects the great quality and natural taste of the ingredients. Whole shirataki noodles have a higher fiber content than the refined, or white variety.

  • Organic Shirataki Noodles

    • Organic
    • Gluten free
    • Vegan
    • Dairy free

    White shirataki noodles come in several types: noodles, bundled noodles, and tagliatelle-style thick noodles. The production process remains unchanged from pre-industrial times and is therefore both time- and labor-intensive, and results in an authentic, timeless taste.

  • Organic Shirataki Rice Shapes

    • Organic
    • Gluten free
    • Vegan
    • Dairy free

    Besides noodles, Mitoku also offers product made from konjac root, in a variety of shapes. This grain-shaped variety is ideal for enjoying as a low calorie alternative to rice. Mix with brown rice to add volume without adding calories, creating dishes that are intensely satisfying. Use instead of rice or orzo pasta in fried rice, rice-based salads, or as an accompaniment to Japanese curry.

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Ceramides can be ingested via food or taken in from skincare products applied to the skin. Among all possible food sources, konjac root contains particularly high levels of ceramides. Other rich sources of ceramides include rice (specifically, rice bran), wheat (wheat germ), soybeans, and milk. However, the konjac root boasts the highest levels: for example, konjac root contains between 7 to 16 times the volume of ceramides found in rice and wheat, for example.

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These noodles are so simple to prepare and the simple preparation will make a big difference to your cooking. First drain the noodles in a sieve then rinse, boil for 1-2 mins, or fry until the water has evaporated. Once cooked, these versatile noodles can be used instead of pasta or other noodle varieties in your favorite dishes, be they Italian, Chinese, Japanese, or any other cuisine besides. Shirataki noodles are ideal for people watching their weight or reduce calorie intake. They are a quick and easy addition to daily dishes such as soup.