August 29, 2012

The Shambulance: Zero-Calorie Noodles?

Elizabeth Preston, Field of Science

Elizabeth Preston/Inkfish

It could almost be a Zen question: What do you call a food with no food in it? In Japan they're called shirataki noodles, and are made from the root of the konjac plant. In the United States they're called "Miracle Noodles" or a "healthier alternative to pasta" and promise "NO calories...NO net carbs...NO GUILT!!!"

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