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Old 04-12-2012, 06:31 AM   #871
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Do you mean it's thicker after mixing? Is that for equal amouts of product and liquid.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:35 AM   #872
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Well, even in powder form it's a teeny bit thicker. IMO, it takes just a touch less to thicken things . So say you want to thicken 1C liquid to a certain consistency. With the Konjac it takes me 1/2 TBSP (for my pudding), with the NOW it takes just a touch less. The first time I used it, I used 1/2 tbsp as always with the Konjac, and after it cooled and set up, it was much much thicker than with the Konjac.
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That's really interesting.The most effective I've found so far is Konjac Foods. I'll have to look into now foods.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:07 AM   #874
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I prefer the Konjac. It's only a slight difference really.
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Oh cool, this is the kind of info I was looking for. I called NOW and they said theirs is 100% pure.
So Ms Woods, may I ask why you prefer Konjac brand?
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:59 PM   #876
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Probably just because I'm more familiar with it. I don't like change
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:57 AM   #877
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100% pure what? glucomannan or root flour big diff.
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100% pure glucomannan
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:10 AM   #879
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Thanks will have to try it, Konjacfoods is I think 95%.
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Cool! I think I'll give it a go as well to see how it compares to Konjac Foods brand. Price per pound is nearly the same.
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I just don't get this carb/calorie thing. Konjac brand lists 0 calories, yet has carbs (all fiber). NOW brand, which is more pure glucomannan, DOES list calories (all from fiber/carbs). So could NOW also claim 0 calories? I guess why I am asking is that I don't want to order NOW brand if it is full of calories that Konjac brand isn't.
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Tofu, let me just say, and this is from experience, muuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuch, can I emphasize much? Lol. Much experience with glucc powder and noodles and rice. And I'm a stickler for total carbs (not net which is total minus fiber), and I'm a stickler for calories.

I count NOW and Konjac as 0 everything. And my body responds as such. It has helped my weight loss so much, it bulks out my meals, and the glucc pudding fills me up if I need a snack.

I think Glucomannan is like the miracle weight loss product. And best low carb product I've ever found. I get anxiety when I get low lol. Get either. Whichever one you have access to. If you are ordering from netrition, just get the Konjac brand, it's a bigger bag and will last longer.
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MsWoods, you're sweet! I, too, get a bit anxious when I get low (which is now!). I need to place an order, and usually order an obscene amount at one time to maximize shipping cost. I should just order some of both, I suppose. But thank you lots for letting me know they are comparable. The CS gal I talked to at NOW had never heard of noodles/pudding/or any food being made with glucomannan, only it being used as a fiber supplement. I guess that fueled my skepticism!
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Adventures of the Noodler

I am making noodles at a cost of less than $.50 per 16oz. of noodles.
They have a better texture than the commercial varieties. Anyone interested?
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I made a really good blackberry gluc pudding tonight:

8 blackberries (20 cals)
1/4 c. half and half (80 cals)
1/4 c. blueberry DaVinci
1/2 c. water
1 tsp. glucomannan powder

Whizz it in a food processor or with a stick blender. Mmmmmm. And a very pretty color. Sorry, I confess I ate it all before taking a pic. Love blackberries.
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I am making noodles at a cost of less than $.50 per 16oz. of noodles.
They have a better texture than the commercial varieties. Anyone interested?
PM me.

I need a like button .....Please, I think we all would be interested!
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Tonight my gluc pudding consisted of 6 strawberries pureed, 3/4 c. water, 4 drops sweetener (EZsweets small bottle) and 1 tsp. gluc powder. Can't fit any cream into my JUDDD calories today, but if I could have ¼c. half and half would be good added. Whipped it up and it made so much I could only eat half the bowl. It was real good and I'm bloato right now, too.
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Tonight my gluc pudding consisted of 6 strawberries pureed, 3/4 c. water, 4 drops sweetener (EZsweets small bottle) and 1 tsp. gluc powder. Can't fit any cream into my JUDDD calories today, but if I could have ¼c. half and half would be good added. Whipped it up and it made so much I could only eat half the bowl. It was real good and I'm bloato right now, too.
Thanks! For some reason I've never put fresh fruit in. I'll give it a try.
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So I tried NOW gluc to make noodles and I must say I MUCH prefer Konjac Foods brand. I was actually expecting NOW to be superior, but.....
NOW took 25% more product (by weight) to acheive the same thickening as KF. The resulting noodles were a REALLY unappealing dirty dishwater color. KF noodles always turn out white or barely off white, but the NOW noodles were very gross in appearance. I could get over the color issue, but not how much more product is required for results. I will be sticking with KF brand.
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Thank you for posting this. I'm getting ready to order Gluc powder and was going to try some Now product along with KF. Now I won't waste my money. What is your technique for making noodles?
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Fozzie-don't know if you've placed your order yet, but last night I made a batch using half NOW, half KF (to use up my NOW stash). I really liked the texture of the finished product....almost "starchy." Even after a night in the fridge the texture was great (often if i slightly undercook the noodles they may get a bit gummy overnight).

NOW also dissolves a bit better so for those who use it for puddings, etc they may prefer it. (When making noodles with KF any little clumpiness cooks out).

But these three things (starchy quality, better solubility and considerably less thickening power) kind of makes me think the glucomannan percentage of NOW is much less than KF, let alone the 100% purity claimed (ie higher percentage yam starch).
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I get the same "starchy" texture when I make noodles every batch. I only use KF gluc. I think it has to do entirely with the way the noodles are made. That is the second big reason I make my own noodles......first being cost.
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The only "lime" (calcium) I've found locally so far is calcium cloride in the pickling isle. I know that isn't the right kind of calcium, but has anyone tried it. I'm afraid I goofed, as I have already bought some of it. (I hadn't had a chance to try it yet tho, and haven't been home for over a month to try.) If it won't work, I sure hate wasting my money on it, cause I'm sure I won't use it for anything else. I haven't made pickles in years, and never used that when I did. Doubt I'll be making any more. Hubby is the pickle eater, and says he would just as soon buy them at Sam's as have me go to the trouble of making them. (He won't plant cucumbers.)
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I've seen the calcium chloride in the store also. I'd thought I'd found the holy grail cause it said pickling something on the label but the ingredients were wrong. You could try using it. It will only cost you a little Gluc powder. Maybe return it? I got mine from horseloverz.com $4.95 for a pound plus $4.95 shipping. It will last a lifetime (almost).
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I've seen the calcium chloride in the store also. I'd thought I'd found the holy grail cause it said pickling something on the label but the ingredients were wrong. You could try using it. It will only cost you a little Gluc powder. Maybe return it? I got mine from horseloverz.com $4.95 for a pound plus $4.95 shipping. It will last a lifetime (almost).
I just bought the Mrs. Wages pickling lime at Walmart. In the canning supplies. It was approx $2.95? for one pound. Now, if I could only make it work - I've tried a few times =<

Sears and Walmart online have the Mrs. Wages - but the prices are ridiculas - as in $25.00 or so.
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My Walmart doesn't carry Pickling lime only calcium chloride. Stores with a good canning section will have it....make sure you read the label. Aquarium stores will carry it also.
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Noodles and how addicted are you

How many 8oz. bags of noodles do you go through in a week.
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I don't even want to say! I've been addicted to them for over ten years. I get a great deal purchasing them from an Asian grocer that I've befriended over the years, but I still make my own. They are absolutely a "can't live without" food for me.
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