Konjac glucomannan is mainly derived from the tubers of konjac. Therefore, it is also called Konjac Glucomannan (KGM for short).
Konjac glucomannan is marked with high water retention. Konjac glucomannan is soluble in water, but insoluble in organic solvents such as methanol, ethanol, acetone, and ether. Its can absorb water as much as 80-120 times its own. It a creamy to white color powder without smell and taste.
Latin Name: Amorphophallus Konjac
Part Used: Konjac root
Specification: 70% Konjac Glucomannan Appearance: white fine powder
CAS NO.: 11078-31-2
Test Method: By HPLC
Molecular Formula: (C35H49O29)n
1. Diet food to low weight
Konjac Glucomannan is a hemicellulose polysaccharide, which can effectively stimulate the intestinal wall, and is not easily broken down and digested in the stomach after eating. It can also enhance the secretion and activity of intestinal enzymes. It can clean the intestines, prevent obesity, regulate blood sugar and Blood lipids, improving cholesterol metabolism and anti-cancer pharmacological activities.
2. Thickner in food industry
Glucomannan is a natural water-soluble edible gum with complete functions. It can be used as a thickener, water-retaining agent, emulsifier, gelling agent, suspending agent, etc., and its performance is far superior to carrageenan, gelatin and other gums. class. Glucomannan is also a non-ionic water-soluble polysaccharide, which can co-dissolve and synergize with most ionic edible gums. Therefore, glucomannan has been widely used in food additives.