Konjac powder

Konjac powder – the new ketogenic and low carb dietary super star



Konjac powder – the “new” ketogenic and low carb diet super star

Konjac powder – low carb keto super star- chemical free cosmetic ingredient.  It’s both gluten and starch free.  It will appeal to vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike.  Plus those concerned with weight and sugar control. As well as those wanting making chemical free cosmetics.

It’s been well known to Asians for over 2000 years – relatively new to Kiwis.  You will typically find it in Japanese shirataki noodles and gluten and starch free pastas and rice.

Plus it has huge popularity in Korean and Japanese cosmetic formulations.

Key features of konjac powder

  • Low in calories – just 8 calories/100gram
  • Gluten and starch free – great for keto and low carb dietary products
  • High in fibre 5.1gram/125 grams
  • Have binding and gelling properties to make great breads and cakes
  • Great for natural cosmetics to replace synthetic carbomer
  • Can absorb water to 100 x its own weight – effective humectant for cosmetic manufacture
  • Create bath body and hair products that require gelling and texturing effects
  • Strong marketing hooks for those involved in the “green cosmetic” revolution
  • Low toxicity rating on key indicators on Environmental Working Group ingredients database – https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/716674/AMORPHOPHALLUS_KONJAC_ROOT_POWDER/#.Wybc_acza70

Dietary and claimed health benefits

  • Slimming and weight control (claimed not proven)
  • Improved sugar metabolism hence may be good for diabetics
  • Prevention and treatment of constipation;
  • Regulation of lipid metabolism

Konjac powder uses

  • Vegan seafood alternative for scallops fish prawn etc
  • Cosmetic manufacture
  • Baking and food manufacture

Pack sizes

  • 10kg bags


  • On application to Zenian Organic

Further information

Find coconut flour, its soul partner for starch and gluten free baking by clicking here

Go here to download a short Word doc summary of this ingredient

  • Learn why it is in many Asian therapeutic dishes
  • Understand its basic technical parameters
  • Find out what approvals it has in the US and Europe
  • Discover what safety issues arise with use in specific products