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Packages of Organic Konjac Penne and Thai Style Noodles
Package of Better Than Rice Organic Konjac Rice
Package of Better Than Noodles Organic Konjac Noodles
Package of Better Than Paata Organic Konjac Spaghetti
Konjac Angel Hair Pasta
Konjac Ramen Noodles, Rice Shaped Konjac, and Sticky Rice with Konjac

Better Than Foods - Konjac Rice or Pasta

Regular price
$4.99
Sale price
$4.99

Info: 300g of Contents Per Bag; Various Types Available

Though not yet well-known in North America, Konjac is a root vegetable that's been eaten for centuries in Asia. It's high in fibre, and low in calories (just 10 per serving, or 30 for the entire package), with no fat, carbs, sodium, or sugar. Konjac has a low Glycemic Index, so it's also suitable for diabetics.

Info: 300g of Contents Per Bag; Various Types Available

Though not yet well-known in North America, Konjac is a root vegetable that's been eaten for centuries in Asia. It's high in fibre, and low in calories (just 10 per serving, or 30 for the entire package), with no fat, carbs, sodium, or sugar. Konjac has a low Glycemic Index, so it's also suitable for diabetics.

Product Notes:

The noodle, spaghetti, rice, or penne shaped konjac pieces have a very neutral taste of their own, and will take on the flavour of whatever sauce or foods you add to them.

These ready-made gluten-free alternatives to conventional pasta or rice products made from Konjac may appeal to several constituencies: those with celiac disease or gluten or wheat sensitivities have a limited range of options for pre-prepared staples when time is tight, so these should be a welcome addition; they can be consumed almost instantly (the original Organic types just need to be rinsed, first; the new types are good to go right away), so they're even faster than the pre-cooked rice packets, which some of you may tire of; and they can be taken to picnics or on hikes to form the basis of an instant meal without requiring any type of heating.

There are currently three lines of Better Than Foods konjac products available here and in our Winnipeg store, named after their shapes: Better Than Rice; Better Than Noodles; Better Than Pasta; and Better Than Spaghetti.

They now come in two types:

  • The original Organic types are made from a combination of konjac flour and a special oat fibre in a water and lime solution (which needs to be rinsed off, first, leaving 300 grams of consumable product). They all have 0 carbs and just 10 calories per serving.

  • The new types are made from a blend of konjac flour, tapioca starch and carob bean gum (plus rice, in the Sticky Rice type). They have either 8 or 13 grams of carbs and either 35 or 60 calories per serving (with the higher amounts being due to the actual rice in the Sticky Rice type), and do not require rinsing. 

Due to their intolerance to being frozen, these products are not available for shipping during our winter season.

If ordering in quantity, there may be additional shipping costs due to the weight,  depending on your location. If so, our Shipping Department will contact you with details before proceeding with the order. 

Ingredients:

Original Organic types: Purified Water, Organic Konjac Flour, Organic Oat Fibre (Juroat™), and Hydrated Lime (in the water solution, which is to be drained off). (Note, the net weight of their contents is 300 grams, once fully rinsed and drained.)

Konjac Angel Hair type: Purified Water, Tapioca starch, Japan sushi rice, Konjac flour, Carob Bean gum, and Beta carotene (which gives it more colour than the others).

Konjac Ramen Noodles and Rice Shaped Konjac types: Purified Water, Tapioca starch, Konjac flour, and Carob Bean gum.

Sticky Rice with Konjac type: Purified Water, Tapioca starch, Japan sushi rice, Konjac flour, and Carob Bean gum.

Preparation:

Original Organic types:

Simply rinse the pasta in a strainer (a fine strainer, for the rice type) with cold water, prior to use. You may notice a faint aroma when the pack is opened; this is easily washed away when you rinse the contents prior to use.

Optional: heat the noodles for 4 minutes in a pan or boiling water after rinsing.

Top with your favourite sauce and ingredients.

Once opened, the pasta may be kept in water for a maximum of 2 days.


New types:

Rice Shaped Konjac type: Either serve as is with a salad, or stir fry, or place in a bowl and microwave for about one minute.

Other types: Either place in a bowl and microwave for one minute (using a 900 Watt oven; a little less or more if yours has less or more power than that), or if you will be heating a companion sauce, add it to whatever pan or bowl you will be heating the sauce in and do them at the same time.

The Sticky Rice type also has brief instructions on how to make Sushi with it (by spreading it and other ingredients onto a nori sheet and rolling it up).

Once opened, the remainder may be kept in the fridge for a maximum of 1 week.

Warnings:

Do not freeze.


Product Options:
Organic Konjac Rice - $4.99 - UPC: 875405006205
Organic Konjac Noodles - $5.99 - UPC: 875405006199
Organic Konjac Spaghetti - $5.99 - UPC: 875405006182
Organic Konjac Penne - $4.99 - UPC: 875405006229
Organic Konjac Thai Style - $4.99 - UPC: 875405006212
Konjac Angel Hair Pasta - $4.99 - UPC: 875405006267
Konjac Ramen Noodles - $4.99 - UPC: 875405006250
Rice Shaped Konjac - $4.99 - UPC: 875405006274
Sticky Rice with Konjac - $4.99 - UPC: 875405006281