konjac

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kon·jac

 (kŏn′yăk′)
n.
1. A perennial aroid plant (Amorphophallus konjac) of East and Southeast Asia having a single large compound leaf, a purple or dark red spathe, and starchy corms.
2. The edible corm of this plant or the starch derived from it, sometimes used as a dietary supplement. In both senses also called devil's tongue, konnyaku.

[Ultimately from Japanese konnyaku, from Early Middle Chinese kuə̆' ŋı̷ak : kuə̆', betel leaf (also the source of Mandarin ) + ŋı̷ak, rush used to make mats (also the source of Mandarin ruò).]
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One specific type of noodle, shirataki, is made from the flour of a white yam, meaning it's extremely low in calories and carbohydrates.
El xantogranuloma de la region selar fue reportado por primera vez en 1988 por Shirataki et al (9), describiendose que 4 de los 211 tumores selares y yuxtaselares estudiados (1,9%) mostraban caracteristicas tipicas de los granulomas de colesterol.
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The Japanese noodle shirataki is made from the yam-like root of the Asian konjac plant.
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Drawn 12 of 13, Shirataki was stuck wide without cover throughout, but was still going strongly turning into the home straight and challenged briefly two furlongs out before fading in a race won by the reopposing Irene Kennet.