Formal NameAmorphophallus konjac
Alias蒟蒻, 蒟蒻芋, elephant foot
MorphYears of grass
Elephant foot,scientific name:Amorphophallus konjac, is a perennial herb of theDepartment Araceae Amorphophallus genus native to India. Spadix surrounded by Purple black who bracts in 5 or 6 years, black-purple flowers bloom. Corms of the edible parts, and crushing and refining this powder made from kneaded with water, mixed with limy, braised 'Amorphophallus' is cemented. Also, stringy thin omelet, shirataki says. Shirataki in addition, Itcomnyak or that itkon there, I had weight differences and differences in the manufacturing process, but the same both are now engaged in the process. However, as a customary designation in the Kansai and Kanto, seems to call Itkon, Shirataki, respectively.Many fiber was Amorphophallus is low calorie and diet foods are.
Common name: Elephant ,Scientific name:Amorphophallus konjac,also known as : Konjac potato,Konjac, Origin: India, distribution: Kanto Japan-Southeast Asia stem length: 100 cm, black purple, small leaf oval seeds: flowers.
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Leaf edgeFeather-formed incision
Height100 ~ 100 [cm]
Diameter50 ~ 50