Calories, kcal: 320 Protein, g: 0.7 Fat, g: 0.5 Carbohydrates, g: 84.0
Funchoza, which is often called Chinese or glass noodles, can only be classified as pasta. The raw material for the preparation of funchose is starch extracted from legumes, mainly from mung beans, but mung beans, chickpeas and others are also used. Funchoza is made from pea and bean starch, sometimes, in order to reduce the cost of the product, corn starch is used. The starch mass is rolled out in a very thin layer and cut with special devices. The resulting noodles have a circle in cross section, similar to thin vermicelli. In dry form, funchose is white, when cooked it becomes almost transparent, for which it received the name glass.
Funchoza does not have a pronounced taste and aroma, but very well absorbs the taste and smell of the products included in the dish. The elastic structure of the finished funchose is in demand in Japanese, Korean, Chinese and other Asian cuisines, a salad and a hot dish have the same name.
Calorie content of funchose
The calorie content of funchose is 320 kcal per 100 grams of dry product.
Composition and useful properties of funchose
The product contains bean starch and water. Selenium is present in funchose, which is recognized as essential for men's health, because it is responsible for the speed of sperm movement and is a means of fighting prostate cancer. The iron contained in funchose is involved in hematopoiesis, increases the level of hemoglobin in the blood (calorizator). The main useful property of funchose can be called the absence of gluten, intolerance to which many people have and can occur in almost everyone in old age.
Harm of funchose
Excessive use of funchose, especially with spicy fillers, can cause digestive problems, heaviness in the stomach and excessive gas formation. Care should be taken to introduce funchose into the diet for those who have different reactions to legumes.
Funchoza in weight loss
The uniqueness of funchose is that during cooking, the calorie content of the product is reduced by 4 times and is 80 kcal per 100 grams. Funchoza absorbs a large amount of water, due to this, a loss of calories occurs. If you do not fill funchose with high-calorie sauces and ready-made dressings, but use it with fresh vegetables, then there will be no harm to the figure.
Selection and storage of funchose
When choosing funchose, which is sold rolled into nests or eights, you need to carefully read the composition of the product in order to avoid purchasing a low-quality product from cheap starches. Real funchose is brittle, breaks easily, almost transparent and has a smooth, glossy surface. A product with a flour coating, stuck together and having an uneven thread shape, let it remain on the store shelf.
Store the funchose after opening the packaging in a glass, ceramic or plastic container, tightly closed and placed in a dark place. Funchoza instantly absorbs moisture and odors, so you need to store the product in a dry place, isolated from spices, seasonings and other sources of odors. The shelf life of funchose is indicated on the packaging, so carefully monitor the production date.
How to cook funchose
The finest types of funchose do not require boiling, the noodles are poured with boiling water, covered and kept for five minutes. Thinner threads of funchose can be boiled by dipping them into boiling water for 3-4 minutes (calorizer). The nests are boiled whole, carefully removed, and then cut using culinary scissors or a knife.
Funchoza can be cooked in boiling oil (deep fat), dipped in a deep frying pan or deep fryer for 2 minutes. You need to get the fried funchose with a slotted spoon so that the excess oil is glass. Fried funchose crunches pleasantly and absorbs the flavor of the cooking oil.
Funchoza in cooking
Funchoza is consumed both hot and cold, it is an addition to soups, it can act as a side dish or a base for salads. Funchoza goes well with fresh and pickled vegetables, fish, seafood, boiled meat and baked poultry. Funchose is seasoned with aromatic oils, the product is ideally combined with walnut and sesame oil.
For more information on funchose, see the video clip “Gluten-Free Products” of the TV program “Living Healthy”.
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