Are You Buying The Right Konjac Gum Powder?

Are You Buying The Right Konjac Gum Powder?

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Many plants have their own unique smell, like durian, pepper, etc., you can smell it even with your eyes closed, natural konjac is no exception, comes with a similar "fishy" smell, to say the least, it does not smell good.

Konjac flour also carries a little konjac odor, but konjac gum powder is made by purifying the konjac flour with edible alcohol, which basically eliminates the smell. The purified konjac gum powder is whiter and finer than konjac flour, a hydrophilic colloid that is used as a food thickener.

Although konjac flour and konjac gum powder are very similar, there are actually many differences.

Konjac Gum Powder Types

After turning the konjac tuber into a powder, this powder can be broadly referred to as konjac flour or konjac powder.

Konjac powder is also divided by grade into

  • Ordinary konjac powder
  • Ordinary refined konjac powder
  • Ordinary micronized konjac powder
  • Purified konjac powder
  • Purified refined konjac powder
  • Purified micronized konjac powder

Among them, purified micronized konjac powder is the best, also known as konjac gum powder.

Most of the low-grade konjac powder has a fishy fish-like smell, difficult to swallow;

As the konjac gum powder has been purified, so that the smell of konjac itself will be much lighter.

Therefore konjac gum powder is more suitable for consumption.

As konjac has a certain weight loss effect, so in recent years the network appeared on many konjac powder and konjac gum products.

 

But the quality of konjac flour and konjac gum on the market varies, it is easy to buy poor quality konjac flour or fake konjac flour, here Gino will teach you to identify konjac gum and konjac flour, I hope it can help you a little!

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1. Look at the color

The color of konjac powder or konjac micronized powder is not very white, and some will have black and yellow dots, the aqueous solution has many impurities, the color is cloudy and unclear.

And konjac gum is white color, brewed out very pure, without any precipitation and impurities;

2. Look at the fineness

Konjac powder or konjac micronized powder is generally 45-120, the particles are relatively large, and can be seen through the naked eye, while konjac gum is more than 120-200 mesh, very fine;

3. Smell

Konjac powder or konjac micronized powder has a very strong fishy smell, and konjac gum powder almost no smell, which is easy to distinguish after brewing, tasting;

4. Touch feel

Good quality konjac flour has a fine feel, touch like flour, but not so smooth, and will sticky hands.

If there is no such feel, it is possible to be fake, a kind of modified starch or something else;

5. Look at the dissolution

Good konjac flour can be brewed with warm or cool water, but the fake konjac flour can not be dissolved in cool water.

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