Ketomee is an instant noodle made of Konjac roots, a plant that is native to East and South East Asia.
Konjac root is a herbaceous perennial plant called "Amorphophallus Konjac" or normally called Shirataki in Japanese.
Konjac or shirataki noodles are high in Glucomannan, a highly viscous fiber that can absorb up to 50 times its weight in water.
Glucomannan forms a gel-like mass in the digestive tract that might help us feel fuller after eating, keeping food longer in the stomach.
Food made from Konjac roots has been consumed in Japan for more than 1,500 years. People in Malaysia have been consuming Konjac roots as desserts, in a form of Konnyaku Jelly.
According to studies by US National Library of Medicine, Glucomannan can significantly lower total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.
European Food Safety Authority concluded that there is a favourable cause and effect relationship between consumption of glucomannan with the reduction of body weight and maintenance of normal blood cholesterol.
Ketomee is made of water and Glucomannan from Konjac/Shirataki.
It is suitable for those who are on low-carbohydrate diet, Atkins diet, Keto diet, those who want to maintain healthy weight and diabetic patients.
When I was young, I never gave a serious thought about eating well. I didn't care too much about my health. I ate everything. I didn't care whether the food was laced with chemical or bleached or had zero nutrient, as long as they tasted good, I devoured them all.
As I grew older, I gained a lot of weight. I encountered many friends who became obese dan had a lot of health issues. Some are diabetics, some have heart disease and some have fatty liver.
For the past 10 years, I have lost a few friends, passed away due to the combination of obesity, diabetics and heart disease.
The passing of my friends made me realise the importance of health. It prompted me to eat properly and choose what I eat.
Being overweight, I knew I had the risk of getting diabetes. I was very scared because I have 2 young daughters who still need my care, love and attention. I can't imagine what would happen to them if I get sick or worst, if I have to leave them early.
Initially I thought eating healthy means eating sad and boring food. I thought I had to eat salad everyday. The thought of eating bland food felt really depressing to me.
However after years of trying out many recipes, I found out that there are a lot of delicious healthy food out there. We just need to be creative and open minded.
While I ate mostly healthy food, my love for noodles is undisputable. I know very well how unhealthy noodles can be but many times I just couldn't resist it. I would still sneak out and get some hot and spicy noodle soup for supper. When I felt lazy to cook, Indomie goreng was the most luxurious thing to eat.
This noodle and pasta addiction drove me to research on the possibilities of having healthy noodle. After consulting "uncle google", I found out that healthy noodles and pastas do exist. These healthy noodles and pastas are made from shirataki and had been consumed by the Japanese for more than 1,500 years..!!
Imagine my joy when I found these konjac / shirataki noodles and pastas. I bought a lot of them from overseas. I cooked it for Mee Goreng, Char Kuey Teow, Pasta Carbonara, and many other dishes. It took me many trials and errors in developing recipes that work well with Konjac Shirataki noodles and pasta. Since the konjac shirataki noodles are tasteless and don't absorb seasonings well, I found out that I needed to add more flavours and seasonings to the gravies and sauces to coat the noodles.
While the textures are not exactly the same with the normal noodles and pasta, the konjac shirataki noodles and pastas satisfied my addiction and craving of noodles and pastas.
In fact cooking Char Kuey Teow with this konjac / shirataki noodle is much easier than using normal kuey teow. The firm texture of konjac / shirataki noodle prevents it from sticking together. I had beautiful strands of kuey teow instead of lumpy soggy kuey teow.
After a year of having konjac / shirataki noodles and pasta for myself, I decided to bring in the konjac / shirataki noodles and pasta to Malaysia and make them easily available for Malaysians. This is when Ketomee was born.
With Ketomee Konjac Shirataki Noodles and Pasta, I can savour every strand of noodles and pasta without guilt. No more worry about blood sugar spike or increased weight.
With Ketomee Shirataki Pasta, my Fettuccine Carbonara is always al-dente. I could say goodbye to the mushy and overcooked pasta.
Ketomee Konjac / Shirataki Noodles and Pasta are the perfect answers to my noodle addiction.
If you love noodles and pasta but concerned about the health issues associated with them or worried about gaining weight, try Ketomee Konjac Shirataki Noodles and Konjac Shirataki Pasta. Dish out some delicious and healthy noodles for your family. You can check out my favorite recipes using konjac shirataki noodles and pasta here: https://ketomee.com/blog
I hope you will enjoy Ketomee as much as I do.
KETOMEE is the healthier noodle manufactured under stringent quality control.
It is Internationally Certified by HACCP, BRC and IFRC.