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    Default Miracle Noodles?

    I recently came across Miracle Noodles (shirataki noodles made with konjac root) that have zero calories, zero fat, and are just water soluable fiber. Are these NS legal and do I need to count them in some way even though there is no calories, fat, carbs, sugar, starch, sodium, etc?

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    I was wondering the same thing, i purchased some of these several months ago, they can add some volume to what some may consider a small meal.
    Hope there is a promising answer out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdean1211 View Post
    I recently came across Miracle Noodles (shirataki noodles made with konjac root) that have zero calories, zero fat, and are just water soluable fiber. Are these NS legal and do I need to count them in some way even though there is no calories, fat, carbs, sugar, starch, sodium, etc?
    Pending a reply from NS Mod or a Pro, where did you find them, regular grocery or specialty market?







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    As I am a new NS member, I do not know the "official" answer to this question. I do however eat miracle noodles with some regularity. You can. Get them online or in oreintal markets. I mostly get them thru Amazon's subscribe and save deal.

    It would seem to me they should be legal - just my opinion.



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    Nina, I found them on Amazon's subscribe and save offerings. All the shirataki noodles in my local stores (Oriental markets and regular groceries) are made with tofu instead of konjac root. I tried one package by adding them to some veggies for a "stir fry" seasoned with salt-free seasonings and they were very good and filling. They have no taste and absorb whatever flavors they are cooked with. But, before I go all crazy trying different dishes with them, I thought I'd make sure they were NS legal and if I need to record them, how to do it. :-)




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    I have thought about ordering these from Amazon as well, but I have heard mixed reviews - some say a great addition to soups and stir fries, some say they have a funny odor and consistency. I guess I am waiting to hear more about them first.






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    I have also found them in local Gluten Free markets.

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    Sounds interesting....Can't wait to hear the answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiqueen17 View Post
    I have thought about ordering these from Amazon as well, but I have heard mixed reviews - some say a great addition to soups and stir fries, some say they have a funny odor and consistency. I guess I am waiting to hear more about them first.
    If you rinse them at instructions - no odor. As to consistency, if you expect them to be like regular pasta, I suspect you will be disappointed. However, you can improve consistency by cooking with some Pam in a nonstick pan after rinsing. They really do take up the flavor of what you cook with it.

    I only use the konjac powder kind. You can also order just konjac powder from Amazon - add 1/2 teaspoon to dish with broth and you get gravy. Really great and 1/2 cup with low sodium broth is only 20 calories.




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    They are an unlimited "food." If you search the boards there are many threads about them - some people love them, some people hate them. Definitely try before you buy a bunch. It seems that texture is the biggest concern, because they are basically tasteless and just absorb whatever flavor you give them.






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