Konjac is a tropical plant that grows in Southeast Asia and has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine and Japanese cuisine. Its proper plant name is Amorphophallus konjac, but it’s also called Konjaku, Devil's Tongue, Snake Palm, and Voodoo Lily.
The Konjac Plant has a starchy root called a “Corm” that is high in Glucomannan, a water-soluble dietary fiber known for its ability to absorb a huge volume of water and turn it into a gel. It’s recently gained popularity as a weight loss supplement - a low-calorie food, Konjac Root has been shown to reduce the absorption of fat and protein while still leaving you feeling full and satiated. In its powdered form, Konjac is also used in vegan seafood, where it can mimic the texture of shrimp, scallops, and more. You can also find it in the form of fruit jelly candy, noodles, and flour.