Konnyaku is made from the konnyaku potato with calcium hydroxide or oxide calcium extracted from the eggshells , added to it and has lots of nutritious value in it. Konnyaku is a traditional Japanese jelly-like health food . 97 percent of Konnyaku is water and 3 percent is glucomannan or dietary fibre. Rich in minerals and very low in calories. It is extremely difficult for us to digest, so it goes through our body and sweeps our intestines and at the same time cleans toxins in the intestine.
Konnyaku is a marvellous health food and it has recently been found that it normalises the level of cholesterol, prevents high blood pressure and normalises the level of sugar in the blood. Because of its goodness, it has been perceived as a excellent health food in Japan and is popular in many asian countries. It does have calories but the calories would be so few in the normal quantities that they are negligible in number.
I will not go into details or I will bore you to death. Konnyaku is very versatile jelly. You can add in any fruits you like and it will come out just wonderful. I decided to use dried lavender as flavor for this jelly and it turned out to be beautifully scented . I used the seashells pan a gift from Gertrude of My Kitchen's Snippets , as jelly mould . The konnyaku jelly turned out so beautiful that I just don't want to eat it. Too beautiful to eat it LOL! I ate them all up just the same...how to resist such a wonderful dessert ! Lavender Flavored Konnyaku Jelly.
a beautiful seashells pan...a gift from dear Gertrude :)
these lavender scented konnyaku is good for health
these konnyaku can helps controls blood pressure, lower the level
of cholesterol, control weight , stabilizes the sugar level in the blood
wow....this is a healthy jelly to indulge it...just think of the good points
and it is chewy..I love the texture of this jelly....
Lavender Flavored Konnyaku Jelly
( Printable Recipe )
1 pkt of 10 grams konyakku jelly powder (plain)
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 tsp of dried lavender
Boil 1000ml of water. When water boils add in the sugar and konnyaku jelly powder and keep stirring till all the powder has dissolved. Add in the dried lavender and boil for 7-8 minutes under low heat. Scoop into your jelly moulds and when the jelly has set , chill them in the fridge till it is ready for serving.
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