Devil's tongue shiratake

Alberto Castillo
Mon, 29 Aug 2005 08:17:54 PDT
Hi Jim and Lee:
                     Amorphophallus konjac (of course pronounced as Jim 
says) tubers are grounded into a powder that is quite widely used as a 
dietary suplement.  A small packet of this powder in a glass of water taken 
before meals will replace them. After that glass of water you must drink 
several others and the powder will absorb them into the stomach , swelling 
and giving the sensation of being stuffed with an abundant banquet for 
hours. It is quite disgusting specially when it absorbs water and THEN you 
drink it. Bettter to drink well stirred into the water when just out of the 

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