You may have heard about PGX Daily or Skinny Fiber. These are both supplements used to assist people with weight loss. The key ingredient in both products is Konjac or Glucomannan Powder, and it is truly a magical powder that you can use as you would use cornstarch or “flour”, but with some amazing benefits.
The most popular food thickener is the starch type thickener, such as cornstarch. Konjac glucomannan is a natural, odorless soluble fiber that is found in the konjac plant. It has about ten times the viscosity than the cornstarch. Konjac glucomannan is also called konjac flour or konjac gum. Unlike the cornstarch, the konjac powder is the soluble fiber, which does not contain starch and sugar, it does not have calories.
Konjac flour can be used as a thickening agent in food application. When using konjac flour for thickening, always mix it with a small amount of liquid (cold water, stock, wine, etc.) till smooth, then add this mixture to the food that you want thickened.