#科技头条#【喜欢吃面的朋友有口福了:脱脂面条或于明年生产】

#科技头条#【喜欢吃面的朋友有口福了:脱脂面条或于明年生产】日本公司Textile把树浆和魔芋混合一起发明了一种0脂肪面条,它含有丰富蛋白质和纤维素,几乎没有碳酸。相比每磅1538卡路里的小麦来说,它每磅只有27个卡路里。未来极可能被出口到肥胖问题日益严重的中国。

Is WOOD the ultimate diet food? Firm reveals no fat noodles made from trees

  • Textile company uses tree pulp mixed with konjac to make cell-eat
  • Cell-eat is fat and gluten-free and is almost carb-free
  • It has 27 calories per pound, compared to 1,538 calories in wheat
  • Production of the fiber-rich flour is set to begin next year
  • Japan eased the food-labeling process by letting manufactures promote health benefits without the approval of the Japanese health authority
  • 120 new food companies registered with Consumer Affairs Agency

Japan has created some interesting and innovated products like selfie sticks, Bento lunchboxes and now, wood noodles.

A textile company, that makes fibre rayon, is taking the term ‘going green’ to a new level by using cloth-making technology to turn tree pulp into noodles.

Omikenshi, based in Osaka, is turning indigestible cellulose that’s mixed with konjac into fiber-rich flour, which the company calls ‘cell-eat’.

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Konjac,also known as ‘Devil’s Tongue’, is a yam-like plant grown in Japan, and is used in making other Japanese noodles like Shirataki noodles.

Omikenshi’s cell-eat is fat and gluten-free, low-carb alternative.

It has just 27 calories per pound, compared to 1,538 calories in a pound of wheat.

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Omikenshi is betting on a health-food market worth 1.2 trillion yen in 2013, more than double the level two decades earlier according to Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency.

‘We’re entering the food business,’ said Takashi Asami, manager at Omikenshi’s strategic material development department in a recent interview.

“Demand for diet food is strong and looks promising, while the Japanese textile market is saturated and threatened by rising imports’.

Asami noted, other noodles that use konjac aren't flying off shelves, but the wood pulp adds more flavor and texture that the other noodles are lacking.

The government forces tariffs of 2,796 yen ($22.77 U.S. dollars) a kilogram or 990 percent, on imports of the plant to protect local growers. 

Officials agreed to reduce the duty by 15 percent under the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

The trade pact has spurred farmers to try to find markets abroad. Gunma’s agriculture exports rose to 600 million yen last fiscal year, triple the initial target, mostly because of demand for the prefecture’s high-fat wagyu beef for global gourmets and its no-fat konjac for European health-food eaters, stated Ohi in an email sent to Bloomberg Business.

Omikensh plans to spend about 1 billion yen ($814, 3490.00 U.S. dollars) on manufacturing cell-eat in its textile plant.

Production of the fiber-rich flour is set to begin next year at 30 tons a month.

‘It can be used as a substitute for wheat in products ranging from ramen, pasta, and Chinese dumplings,’ Asami said.

‘We are discussing exporting it to China in the future as obesity is becoming a major problem for children there.’

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