Yam cake (konnyaku)

 

This product consists of more than 90% water. Made from konnyaku yams, it helps cleanse the digestive system. Yam cake is valued more for its texture than flavor and is used in vegetable chowder, salads and simmered dishes. Also available canned, it comes in white and a blackish color as well as several different shapes.

Nutrition

- High in fiber, yam cake helps remove waste from the body
- Lowers cholesterol and helps prevent lifestyle diseases
- Low in calories

How to pick and store

- Old yam cake becomes hard overall due to lose of moisture
- Store in an airtight container filled with water in the refrigerator, and consume as quickly as possible

Preparation

- To remove its smell, parboil and fry without oil
- Break apart by hand or cut with a knife to better absorb flavors

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