The pride of Gunma. A healthy food that is low in calories.
Cooking with Konnyaku
Gunma is one of the top Konnyau producing prefectures in Japan, and the variety of local dishes using konnyaku reflects this. Aside from the common oden and konnyaku sashimi, it can even be eaten as ice-cream. There are a wide variety of konnyaku products available as souvenirs such as konnyaku flavored with miso, or containing yuba or edamame. One reason for its popularity is the health factor - it is low in calories and high in dietary fiber. It has a firm texture that is not too soft or hard, and can be flavored easily, making it a versatile ingredient to cook with.