What is Shirataki?
Shirataki (shee-rah-tah-kee) NOUN: The word shirataki translates to ‘white waterfall’ describing the appearance of the noodles. A traditional Japanese food, shirataki is the ultimate gluten-free, low calorie noodle alternative. Made from Konnyaku or Konjac, an Asian yam, these noodles are low in carbs and calories, making them ideal for those who are diabetic, watching their weight, or have gluten sensitivity. Great in soups, casseroles, stir-fry’s or paired perfectly with virtually any type of sauce, this guilt-free noodle is also Kosher-certified and verified by Non-GMO Project.
In continuing to expand and promote healthy food products, we added Tofu Shirataki to our product line; a blend of the konjac yam with our popular tofu. The addition of tofu added a bit chewier texture (more similar to traditional spaghetti noodles) while still being low in calories and carbs. Tofu Shirataki is offered in spaghetti, fettuccine, angel hair and macaroni shapes, in addition to the soy-free traditional version.
Why you should eat Tofu Shirataki
The noodle contains only 20 calories and 3 g of carbs per 4 oz. serving (Tofu Shirataki is 1/10th of the calories in 4 oz. of regular pasta!). House Foods’ Shirataki Noodle is an easy and healthy replacement to virtually any high calorie pasta dish. We offer three variety of Shirataki: Tofu Shirataki, Traditional Shirataki, and Smart Noodle - each type offering its own benefits. While they can be used interchangeably in recipes depending on one's preference, the texture varies among the noodles. Traditional Shirataki noodles have a bit of a snap to them, while Tofu Shirataki is slightly chewier. Smart Noodle is similar in texture to whole wheat pasta.