Once you get the hang of how to use this to thicken liquids, you'll wonder what you did without it. I use it for gravy, salad dressing, desserts, etc. Just use very small amounts at first. Wait a couple of minutes for it to thicken your liquids. My first salad dressing was almost a solid!
August 25, 2014
I use this to thicken smoothies, pudding etc. It's good for you and does a nice job of Thickening without a flavor or lumps.
It takes very little. the texture can be weird in a pudding, but if you just want something a little thicker you don't get the weird texture.
July 9, 2014
I use half a teaspoon twice a day usually in my protein mixed with just milk and add it and an icecube to my 'shaker' and shake it til it's foamy and thicker. turns simple milk and vanilla and stevia into a 'shake' fills me up.
May 11, 2014
GOOD STUFF BUT?
THIS IS A GREAT PRODUCT BUT MAKE SURE YOU USE HALF A TEASPOON AS ADVISED.THIS STUFF GETS REALLY THICK. AT HALF A TSPN IN 12 OZS YOU CANT HARDLY GET THE WHOLE GLASS DOWN...PEOPLE HAVE A TENDENCY TO OVERDO...DONT
March 24, 2014
ok fiber but tricky to take
First of all, I take many powders one at a time by putting the powder in my mouth and then mixing with my tongue after taking a little water in my mouth. Glucomannan is a little different and tricky.
I take glucomannan powder by putting a level half teaspoon on my tongue only and then immediately taking some water in mouth and mixing the powder with the water quickly using my tongue in my mouth. Adding the water and mixing with the water must be done quickly or the fiber turns to a cement-like material that has to be pried off of my gums/teeth and other mouth crevices with a plastic narrow toothpick.
Therefore it's very tricky to mix in the mouth without it forming solid pieces which can immediately adhere anywhere inside of the mouth. However, if done quickly, powder disperses/mixes nicely in mouth and is then able to be swallowed.
It's just a personal technique that I use with powders, one powder at a time, like acidophilous powder, liver powder, whey protein, lecithin granules or whatever powder I need to take without using a blender. I think it's quicker to take powders this way.
Capsule form might be better for glucomannan but I would think the capsule of glucomannan would then form a solid in the stomach, so I prefer to disperse the glucomannan powder with the water taken quickly in my mouth and then mixing quickly with tongue and swallowing the water/glucomannan mixture and then washing it down with more water.
This mixing method, while just fine for other powders, is tricky with glucomannan and not recommended and only seems to work if the glucomannan powder is confined to the tongue only before mixing it quickly with the water using the tongue.
Rather, glucomannan could be added to smoothies, juice or water in a blender for a probably better result.
I am going to try the larch tree fiber next after I finish the glucomannan.
A level teaspoon of the NOW brand 2 Billion acidophilous powder in combination with any good fiber is also great.
March 22, 2014
best carb free thickener ever
I use this to thicken fruit juices, gravies, stir-fry and any kind of sauce that is too thin. it thickens hot or cold. It adds no calories or carbs and has no flavor of its own. I don't know how anyone that tries to live a starch free life could get by without it. It takes so little to do it's thing that it ends up being very inexpensive. I just keep it in a fine shaker and sprinkle it on, which keeps it from clumping while you stir it in.
March 7, 2014
Great Health Benefit
I have found this a wonderful product to benefit health and weight loss. The Konjac root has so many applications and I have no problem giving it a full 10/10 score. May you all be blessed by using it.
January 26, 2014
Very good product.
I really like this product. I learned about it from the book Trim Healthy Mama and have used it in alot of there recipes and it is amazing. And the best part is you don't need to us alot of it.
December 29, 2013
This stuff thickens pretty good. And its so good for you. Its a big bottle and will last me a while. I use it for cooking. Its a good price for the amount you get. I'm glad I found it here.
December 28, 2013
Love this product. Needed a low-carb thickener and this does a good job but may take quite a bit of whisking (or use a blender). A little goes a long way. Hot liquids thicken quicker than cold. May continue to thicken some as it sets.
December 14, 2013
Works great in my thm recipes. Quantity will last several months.
December 3, 2013
Glucomannan for Weight Loss
I have been using glucomannan for about a year now. It works as a great thickener for things like puddings and smoothies and even soups and gravies. It also does a great job of filling you up. I add just a tiny bit to drinks too, to make them feel creamy. This has been a great weight loss tool for me.
December 1, 2013
Wow--really thickens things quickly!
I was skeptical at first at how well just a little would thicken my smoothies. It does a really great job!
November 25, 2013
Great Thickening Agent!
Used this in smoothies and to make gravy. Works well for both. Gravy is translucent in the same way gravy made with corn starch is--rather than opaque like when made with flour.
October 30, 2013
This is a good source for gluc.
October 26, 2013
Good product, I can't use
I gave part of this to a friend, works great for her. I have IBS, seems to irritate my colon, so I can't use it.
October 21, 2013
I use this to thicken smoothies, sauces, gravies, etc. Love it.
October 13, 2013
Amazing new product
No more cornstarch or flour for gravy's, jams and pie fillings.
October 13, 2013
I use this product as a grain free thickener and have been very pleased with it so far. Also works great for blender puddings and smoothies!
October 12, 2013
great thickener but can get chunky
I bought this on the recommendation of a book. It thickens great but a little goes a long way and if you end up using to much it turns whatever you are thickening into pudding. I have not found a way to reverse that, adding more liquid doesn't help. So use a little, stir and wait and then wait some more before thinking about adding more.
September 29, 2013
My New Best Friend In The Kitchen
I love this product! This white powder (konjca powder) looks like corn starch, but becomes a soluble fiber when used in making smoothies, gravies, puddings, or anything you would use flour or corn starch to thicken. It has zero calories, no flavor, no carbs, and blends into so many recipes. The joy of this product is that it does not need to be heated to thicken liquids, but does an excellent job when making gravies. A little bit goes a long way. This product has been a blessing when making dishes for family members who are either gluten intolerant or need to follow a low-glycemic diet. I wouldn't be without it.
September 9, 2013
A+ no carb sub for cornstarch & flour thickeners
I learned about this amazing no carb thickener in the book Trim Healthy Mama. It works both in hot gravies and in cold smoothies. It is like MAGIC and substitutes for many items in your cabinet without the GMO's, carbs and calories. I can't recommend highly enough. I make all my Oriental sauces, gravies, smoothies, milkshakes, puddings and mousse's with it now! And you only use a "smidge" so it last a long time and is more economical that you realize!
September 7, 2013
Found this glucomannan a great deal and arrives in the mail quickly!
August 31, 2013
NOW Foods Glucomannan
Great Product. Does just what I need it to do. Using it for the Trim Healthy Mama recipes and diet.
August 29, 2013
Happy Happy Girl!
This product alone has helped me stay away from flour products! Wonderful thickening agent without any weird taste, after-taste, etc! I'm a huge fan of sauces and this has helped me stick to a healthier diet! Definitely recommend this product!
August 18, 2013