Amorphophallus konjac produces a single large, smelly flower from each bulb. Photos courtesy of David Waugh, Morningwood Farm, Mt. Horeb. Common Name: Devil’s Tongue. Amorphophallus konjac. Cultivated for food, the plant sends up its large flowering stems before the leaves are produced. The proper name for the konjac plant is Amorphophallus, but it is also sometimes called konjaku, elephant yam, devil’s tongue, snake palm.

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Year ISBN Description An excellent, in-depth look at the main vegetable crops that can be grown in the Tropics, plus many less well-known plants. This heat greatly increases the strength of the aroma released by the plant, thus attracting more pollinating insects. Amorphophallus konjac acts as a diet aid that has many benefits. For more information about QR Codes click here.

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It is also known as konjakukonnyaku potatodevil’s tonguevoodoo lilysnake palmor elephant yam though this name is also amofphophallus for A. It is valued more for its texture than flavor. The root must be thoroughly boiled or baked, it is acrid when raw see notes above on ‘Known Hazards'[ K ] [ ].


Konjac is grown in China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan and southeast Asia for its large starchy corms, used to create a flour and jelly of the same name. Year ISBN Description An excellent, comprehensive book on scented plants giving a few other plant uses and brief cultivation details.

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Bioactive Carbohydrates and Dietary Fibre5 2— Some konjac jelly snacks are not of a size and consistency that pose a choking risk, but are nonetheless affected by the government bans. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. This substance is toxic fresh and, if eaten, makes the mouth, tongue and throat feel as if hundreds of small needles are digging in to them. Glucomannan may have a beneficial effect on cholesterol levels.

Retrieved 8 April Cultivated for food, the plant sends up its large flowering stems before the leaves are produced. Privacy Terms Ad policy Careers. Subscribe Your privacy is important to us. Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Readable yet also very detailed. Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested Habitats Loose leafy detritus in moist shady habitats[ ].


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Konjac – Wikipedia

The use of konjac glucomannan hydrolysates GMH to improve the health of the skin and reduce acne vulgaris. It is usually sold in plastic bags with accompanying water. Konjac has a number of health potential benefits that are explored below. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. Retrieved 5 September In Japanese cuisinekonjac konnyaku appears in dishes such as oden. Wild forms grow naturally in Southeast Asia and China.

Amorphophallus konjac forms a thick and slimy gel when mixed with fluids and consumed. Journal of the American College of Nutrition27 1— You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. The food made from the corm of this plant is widely known in English by its Japanese name, konnyaku yam cakebeing cooked and consumed primarily in Japan.