We have, through this collaboration, developed konjac-blended rice which has 80% fewer carbohydrates and 70% fewer calories than ordinary rice, which can gain the texture and appearance like steaming rice by being reconstituted in hot water and cooked. It is a long-awaited foods for diabetics who are compelled to restrict the amount of dietary intake.
The concept of the product to be developed thorough this collaboration is that it should be a substitute for ordinary rice, using one of features of konjac (low calorie content) to its fullest, which prevents glucose spikes even if diabetics who are compelled to restrict the amount of carbohydrate intake, in other words, restrict staple diet items eat the same way as steaming rice, We have developed konjac-blended rice which has 80% fewer carbohydrates and 70% fewer calories than ordinary rice and has the texture and appearance like steaming rice.
Many people are suffering from lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes, which has become a severe problem in Japan in recent years, as represented by metabolic syndrome. Within the last 40 years, the number of diabetics has increased 50 times, which means that the number of diabetics has increased by more than 10 percent per year.
In Japan, the number of diabetics in 2007 was 8.9 million, and it is said that if potential patients were included, the overall total would soar to around 22.1 million. The product is intended for them.
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