What Applications of the Konjac Extract Powder Glucomannan

2024-05-10 21:36:21

Glucomannan is a dietary fiber. It is usually made from the root of the konjac extract powder plant. Glucommanan powder, capsules, and tablets are used as medicine.

Glucomannan is used for constipation, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Some people take glucomannan by mouth for high blood pressure, obesity, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these other uses of glucomannan.


In foods, glucomannan is used as a thickener or gelling agent. It is also included in food as a dietary fiber.

Applications of the Konjac Extract Powder Glucomannan:

●Used in Food Grade:

Glucomannan as a kind of dietary fiber with excellent performance, has many physiological effects and has been paid more and more attention in the field of health food.  Glucomannan is a hemicellulose polysaccharide, which can effectively stimulate the intestinal wall and is not easy to be decomposed and digested in the stomach after consumption. It can also enhance the secretion and activity of intestinal enzymes, and has pharmacological activities such as cleaning the intestinal tract, preventing obesity, regulating blood glucose and lipids, improving cholesterol metabolism and anti-cancer.

●Glucomannan is used as a food additive:

Glucomannan is a kind of natural water-soluble edible gums with complete functions, which can be used as thickener, water-retaining agent, emulsifier, gelling agent, suspension agent, etc. Its properties are far better than carrageenan, gelatin and other gums.

●Glucomannan used in food preservation:

Glucomannan is widely used in food preservation.  In addition, it is a non-toxic, good effect of natural preservative, can effectively prevent fruit and vegetable and aquatic products corruption, deterioration, inhibit fruit and vegetable Browning and water loss, prolong the storage period and shelf life of products.

●Konjac extract powder glucomannan also can use in industrial grade.

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