Glucomannan (Konjac Gum) is a beneficial, soluble and fermentable dietary fiber derived from the root of the konjac plant, which is native to Asia. In recent decades, glucomannan (Konjac Gum) has been introduced to the United States and European markets as a food additive and dietary supplement. Konjac root’s fiber has a very low calorie content but is very high in fiber. Similar to many vegetables, this is a combination that promotes a healthy waist line. Glucomannan (Konjac Gum) might work in the stomach and intestines by absorbing water to form a bulky fiber which treats constipation. It may also slow the absorption of sugar and cjolesterol from the gut, helping to control sugar levels in diabetes, and reducing cholesterol levels.
Latin name: Amorphophallus konjac K. Koch
Permitted plant parts: rhizome