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Kick Back with Konjac Facts


This is it. The list of everything you could possibly want to know about konjac, the not-so-secret plant-based ingredient we use to give Zellee its fun jel texture without having to use gelatin. It’s a vegan miracle!

● Konjac is a plant that grows in parts of Asia.
● It is pronounced con-jack. Not to be confused with cognac, pronounced kown-yak. Konjac for everyone, cognac for the adults once the kids are in bed.
● Konjac is also known as amorphophallus, but that’s a lot harder to say (and spell), so we’re sticking to konjac.
● Konjac is used as a gelatin substitute and to thicken or add texture to foods.
● It’s known for its starchy corm.
● If you read corn above, you read that wrong. The corm is part of the stem that grows underground and is used to make a rich source of soluble dietary fiber.
● Konjac is used in traditional Japanese cuisine and Chinese medicine.
● Konjac is a pretty cool looking plant.
● Are you still reading this bulleted list about Konjac? Cool. It’s over now.