For a few years now this has been in the works, but its taken a very long time for everything to come together. I am starting a business called Konjac for Life selling konjac powder (Some of my recipes on this site use it but I've been hoarding a ton more) and building an online community where you can not only purchase it, but learn everything you need to know about its health benefits and how to cook and bake with it. I am excited to finally have a product to bring to market that is perfectly aligned with my interests in healthy cooking and baking, and nutrition.
Konjac Root has been harvested and consumed in Asia for centuries and is only now being discovered by North Americans. Shirataki noodles, now widely available, are made from konjac, but the flour from this amazing plant has many other culinary applications and I have spent the past 4 years building up a repertoire of recipes using konjac powder. It can be used to replace a variety of less healthy ingredients in your favorite dishes.
Konjac is a prebiotic, and highly concentrated soluble fibre that is largely calorie- and carbohydrate-free. It has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries and has been proven to:
- Lower cholesterol, control blood sugar,
- Regulate bowel function and treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease,
- Act as a powerful appetite suppressant and weight-loss aid,
- Be a versatile cooking ingredient. Due to its unique chemical properties, konjac has many varied culinary uses and can be used to create a wide array of mouth-watering, healthy foods.
Today I am launching an Indiegogo campaign to kickstart my business. I would be most grateful if you would check it out and consider making a contribution. There are many available perks!! If you have no cash to spare, simply helping me get the word out through email and social media would be much appreciated.
Please visit my campaign site here to make a contribution: http://www.indiegogo.com/project/preview/274930ea
Thank you so much for your support!!
I have linked this post with WIAW on Peas and Crayons because...I eat konjac everyday! I have also submitted it to Urban Naturale's Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop.