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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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.
Last edited by Debroecker; 05-22-2012 at 05:26 PM. Reason: Oops
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. :-)
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.
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.