What is Slendier Range?

Slendier range is a great alternative to traditional wheat pasta, rice and noodles. The range is very easy to incorporate into your current lifestyle and eating plan.

Slendier range is made from a vegetable called Konjac. Food made from Konjac are low calorie and low carbohydrates. The soluble fibre known as Glucomannan is found in the Konjac vegetable.

While soluble fibre is found in many sources such as fruit, vegetables and oats, glucomannan has an incredible water-holding capacity and is the thickest of all known dietary fibres.

This makes Slendier a great, simple alternative to your everyday pasta, noodles and rice, assisting you to make positive changes to your lifestyle.

What is Konjac?

The Konjac plant is a well known vegetable in Asian countries, widely grown in China, Japan, India and Korea. The plant grows from a large corn up to 25 cm in diameter with single leaves of up to 1.3 m across. These leaves are so-called bipinnate, which means that they are divided into numerous smaller leaflets. The flower is a dark red and grows up to 55 cm long.

Where is Slendier made? If packed in Australia but made from imported product then where does the product come from?

Our products are grown and made in China, The original Japanese product we were not able to import anymore after the tsunami in Japan a few years ago. China is the biggest konjac producer in the world. This is due to the geology of the country as our crops have to grow on 500 meter plus heights in a specific climate and are only harvested once every three years. So we physically can’t grow them here or in most other countries for that reason. If you like to know more about our world class facilities see the this link on Youtube.

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What is Glucomannan?

Glucomannan is a soluble dietary fibre is derived from the Konjac roots. Glucomannan is a water-soluble polysaccharide which is a dietary fibre that makes you feel fuller for longer and may assist in weight management. Soluble fibre aids the digestive system and may be beneficial for preventing constipation. Soluble fibre can be found in fruits, vegetables, oat bran, barley, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils and peas.

How does the taste of Slendier range compare to regular wheat pasta and noodles?

As the range is made from a root vegetable called Konjac, it is very different to your traditional pasta, noodles and rice. The Slendier range has a neutral taste and is therefore the perfect platform to soak up the flavours of your mealtime sauces. Please see our website for a wide range of recipe ideas.

What is the texture of Slendier pasta and noodles?

Slendier has a different consistency than regular pasta, noodles and rice. The texture is al-dente, the colour is translucent and whiter than your regular pasta, noodles or rice.

The Slendier range also retains its texture; as they are pre-cooked. Preparation only takes 1 minute. All you need to do is rinse, drain, leave it in boiling water for 30 seconds, drain again and you’re ready to go. It will not turn “gluggy or “stodgy” like regular wheat pasta, noodles or rice which generally occurs if you overcook them.

Are Slendier products Gluten Free?

Yes, Slendier is gluten free. This means that all our products are tested and have the following Codex standards to Gluten:

  • Gluten levels < 20ppm (considered suitable as per the Codex standard for gluten)
  • Subject to laboratory testing every 12 months and random annual audit testing independently approved.
  • Supporting those following a gluten free diet.

Are Slendier products Dairy Free?

Yes, all products are dairy free. All products are subject to laboratory testing every 12 months and random annual audit testing.

Are Slendier products Soy free?

Yes, all products are soy free. All products are subject to laboratory testing every 12 months and random annual audit testing.

What is the Calcium Hydroxide? Is this safe to consume?

Calcium Hydroxide is an approved food additive used in our products. It is commonly used in Konjac products and in the food industry as a low toxicity firming agent. Slendier products contain only 0.15% of Calcium Hydroxide. In Australian food regulation, Calcium Hydroxide for food is additive No. 526 which can also be described as “Mineral salt”. For a full list of safe food additives used in Australia please refer to the Food Standards Australia and New Zealand website.

Is Slendier Fructose Free

Slendier products have very low levels of fructose. In fact it is less than 0.2 grams per 100g. This makes Slendier a great substitute for many grain based alternatives in a low FODMAP diet.

How do I prepare Slendier?

We suggest that you prepare the whole pack as per instructions on the pack. We recommend a serving of 125g (half of the pack) per person per meal to be taken with 1-2 glasses of water. If you choose not to prepare/consume the entire pack the product will keep for 1-3 days if properly sealed and left in a refrigerated area.

Why is there an odour when I open the pack?

Once you open the pack there you will notice a slight odour. This is due to the natural smell of Konjac and the brine that the range is kept it. Please rinse the water thoroughly and keep it in boiling water for up to 1 minute. After preparation you should notice that the smell disappear.

Can I freeze the Slendier range?

The Slendier range has high water content. The range is made from Konjac vegetable flour which has an enormous swelling capacity with water. This means that it will freeze easily, but when the ice crystals melt during thawing, you’re left with soggy limp and inedible food.

Why does Slendier Organic look different?

Slendier Organic Fettuccine is made from organic, raw Konjac as opposed to the non-organic counterpart in the rest of our range. Therefore the organic Slendier range may differ in appearance and/or texture to include tiny brown specs.

How can Slendier help with weight management?

The fact that Slendier is significantly lower in calories and carbohydrates compared to regular wheat pasta, rice and noodles it is a fantastic start to eating healthy and limiting your calorie and carbohydrate intake.

We do acknowledge that a balanced diet and regular physical activity may also assist in reaching your sustainable weight management goals so we recommend you seek advice from your health care professional before undertaking a weight loss journey.

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